History of Art and Architecture


Please note: Since March 2020, our office has been operating remotely due to the Covid-19 pandemic. While physical mail and faxes sent to the Frick Fine Arts Building continue to be delivered, they cannot be collected on a regular basis. Therefore, email communication is preferred. Inquiries sent to haadept@pitt.edu will be promptly addressed during regular business hours (M–F, 8:30am–5pm EST).

General Inquiries

University of Pittsburgh
Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
Department of History of Art and Architecture
104 Frick Fine Arts Building
Pittsburgh, PA 15260

Phone: 412-648-2400
Fax: 412-648-2792

Email: haadept@pitt.edu

Department Chair: Jennifer Josten

Administrative Officer and Assistant to the Department Chair: Karoline Swiontek

Program Coordinator: Alyssa DiFolco

Graduate Program Inquiries

For inquiries about the graduate program, email Karoline Swiontek, the Director of Graduate Studies Barbara McCloskey, or call 412-648-2400.

We also encourage you to contact faculty members in your area of interest. View a directory of faculty.

Undergraduate Program Inquiries

Undergraduate majors or prospective students should email Alyssa DiFolco or call 412-648-2430. Current majors can set up an advising appointment with Maria D'Anniballe here.

University Art Gallery Inquiries

For questions about the University Art Gallery, email Sylvia Rhor Samaniego, Director, or call 412-648-2423.

Visual Media Workshop Inquiries

For questions about the Visual Media Workshop, contact the Director, Alison Langmead.

Room Reservations

The History of Art and Architecture Department is not responsible for scheduling outside events and room reservations in the Frick Fine Arts Building. Questions should be addressed to the Office of the University Registrar's Classroom Scheduling at 412-624-7640.

Reporting Incidents of Bias 

To report incidents of bias involving a member of the University of Pittsburgh community, please use the Office for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Report Form.