Thank you for considering giving a gift to the Department of Art and Art History. Gifts to the department help enhance creative and academic pursuits for our students and faculty, and enrich their experience at Rochester.

You can donate to the program via this secure online form to Department of Art and Art History General Fund or the Janet Catherine Berlo Prize. You can also donate to one of the established Art and Art History funds listed below, by writing in the fund name in the comments and inputting the donation under “Other”.

You can also donate via mail or wired funds by following the directions outlined on the advancement site.

Current AAH Funds

The Elizabeth M. Anderson Prize

Established in 1891, the prize is given annually to a member of the senior class who has attained proficiency in the special study of art or who writes a thesis on a subject connected with art.

The Celeste Hughes Bishop Award and Scholarship Fund

This award is given annually to undergraduate and graduate students for academic accomplishments, teaching achievements, and general contributions to the Department of Art and Art History and the graduate program in Visual and Cultural Studies.

The Roger Mertin Memorial Prize for Excellence in Studio Art

In memory of Roger Mertin (1942–2001), who taught photography at the University of Rochester for twenty-six years, the Department of Art and Art History has established this scholarship fund for outstanding undergraduate students.

The department hopes to raise enough money to be able to guarantee an award of $500 per year for a deserving student for many years to come. Any of Roger's friends, colleagues, family, or former students who would like to contribute, please send a check made out to "University of Rochester" to: Mertin Fund, Department of Art and Art History, 424 Morey Hall—RC Box 270456, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY 14627.


For more information, email administrative assistant Martin Collier at