Art History Graduate Association

Founded in the 1990-1991 academic year, the Art History Graduate Association (AHGA) is a graduate student organization within the Department of Art at the University of Virginia. AHGA serves as a forum in which to advocate for the interests of our graduate students to departmental and university administrators, provide academic and professional development opportunities related to the field, and foster a sense of community. In the wake of the Black Lives Matter protests in the summer of 2020, AHGA also aims to support issues of social justice. 

Starting in 2019, the art history graduate students host a biennial Graduate Symposium, which is an educational and networking event that encourages exchanges in the field of art history and beyond, and brings together students from the University of Virginia and other universities.

AHGA 2023-2024 Elected Chairs:

Executive Chair: 

Academic Chair:  Alex Del Dago

Social Chair: Emily Madrigal

Graduate Council Representative: 


Although this organization has members who are University of Virginia students and may have University employees associated or engaged in its activities and affairs, the organization is not a part of or an agency of the University. It is a separate and independent organization, which is responsible for and manages its own activities and affairs. The University does not direct, supervise or control the organization and is not responsible for the organization’s contracts, acts or omissions.