Our Mission

AHSC acknowledges that the field of art history is founded on pigmentocracy and colonialism. In an effort to uphold equitable values of inclusivity for all BIPOC scholars who are currently an integral part of our field, we acknowledge that practicing art historians today have degrees from adjacent fields, and often occupy professional positions outside of academia. This organization will from now on aim to be inclusive of curators and artists, as well as Latinx, African American, Indigenous, Asian, Queer, and feminist aesthetic experts.

Art Historians of Southern California

Artwork by Luciana Abait • Image courtesy of Bella Martinez