Resources and Special Programs

Library Facilities

The Fiske Kimball Fine Arts Library is a specialized collection of over 100,000 volumes and provides research and study space as well as research assistance by its trained staff.

University Art Museum

The University of Virginia Art Museum contains a growing collection of American, European, and Oriental paintings, prints, and sculptures. The Museum encourages participation in its activities by art history majors and students in general. Many art history majors are student student docents.


The department encourages students to work in summer internship programs in museums; internships are available at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond, Virginia. For information about Art History internships, contact University Career Services.

Nearby Museums

Since Washington, D.C. is only a two hour drive away, students are encouraged to take advantage of the superb collections at the National Gallery, the Phillips, the Freer, and the Corcoran museums, as well as the Library of Congress. Richmond is only 65 miles away. There, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, one of the few state-sponsored museums in this country, possesses an excellent collection, with particular strength in ancient, medieval, Renaissance, American and modern French art.

Lecture Series

The department sponsors a lecture series that brings distinguished art historians and art professionals to the University.

Financial Aid

For information on available financial aid and application procedures, please see the Office of Financial Aid to Students.

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