The Department is a dynamic and internationally recognised centre for study and research into the history and theory of art, architecture and visual culture. We were founded in 1927 and have been growing ever since. We have been welcoming students for nearly one hundred years, and offer a rich programme of education at all levels, from Bachelor to PhD, and we also teach on the University of the Third Age.
Our staff teach and research topics covering the period from classical antiquity to the present. We also take advantage of the rich artistic and architectural heritage of our home city, Brno, and its excellent galleries and museums, from the historic and modern collections of the Moravian Gallery to the exciting programme of contemporary art exhibitions staged by venues such as the House of Art (Dům Umění) and the Fait Gallery.
News & event calendar
Femininity and Design at Work: Online Workshop Series Programme
We cordially invite you to the series of online workshops, 'Femininity and Design at Work,' organised by Julia Secklehner (Masaryk University) and Leah Armstrong (University of Applied Arts Vienna).
'Cognitive Art Histories'
We would like to inform you about the possibility of sending yourcontributions to the 'Cognitive Art Histories' workshop organised by Dr AncutaMortu and Dr Jakub Stejskal, which will take place on the 28th of May in HansBelting Library.
RENOVATION & REGENERATION
Throughout global history, theory and historiography, the notions of renovation, revival and regeneration have emerged numerous times in different epochs. From Renaissance and the return to the Antiquity, to Enlightenment with its fascination with the Noble Savage, to Modernism’s inclination towards folk and tradition. The strive for regeneration has been related with the nostalgia for the Golden Age triumphs, the past “better times”, or the need to establish (or re-establish) an authority.
CFP – 'Cognitive Art Histories' Workshop
We cordially invite scholars to send their contributions for the 'Cognitive Art Histories' workshop organised by Dr Ancuta Mortu and Dr Jakub Stejskal, which will take place on the 28th of May in Hans Belting Library (Faculty of Arts, MU, Veveří 28, Brno). The workshop aims to bring together scholars interested in studying art histories through the lens of mental processes involved in creating and apprehending artefacts. The submission deadline is the 24th of March, 2024.