Art History

art history


This major is part of the Cultures & Humanities Exploration Group and Fine Arts & Design Exploration Group

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Art History Minor

The Department of Art and Art History offers a range of undergraduate courses in Art History which provide a strong interdisciplinary understanding of contemporary and historical roles that the visual arts play in a range of artistic, cultural and social contexts. Our courses address chronological breadth as well as issues of gender, identity, race and ethnicity, human rights, digital media and visual culture.

Enriching the program’s interdisciplinary reach, members of the Art History faculty are affiliated with programs in Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Latin American Studies, Medieval Studies, American Studies, African American Studies, Asian American Studies, European Studies and Human Rights.

(Graduates of the program have gone on to graduate study at UCLA, SUNY – Binghamton, the Courtauld Institute of Art (London), the Institute of Fine Arts in New York, and Princeton University. Others have launched careers in museums, galleries, and a range of arts-related settings both in the US and abroad.  Our graduates have held professional positions at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Tate Modern, the Wadsworth Atheneum, Real ArtWays, the Mystic Seaport Museum, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.