Art History

Art History shows you the world. Whether it is an ancient temple in Corinth, Greece, or a desert landscape reinterpreted by Georgia O’Keeffe, the subtle hatching of an Old Master drawing, or the brilliant stained glass of a Gothic cathedral, art history explores past and present cultures in light of contemporary intellectual, social, and artistic issues.

Why study Art History?

A major or minor in art history provides training in transferable skills employers value: visual analysis, critical thinking and reading, the use of evidence to support an argument, and analytical writing.

Students develop these competencies through the study of the art and architecture of the world in the present and the past and in relation to its context—the political, economic, scientific, and religious forces that inform the work of artists and architects. Art history is a truly global and interdisciplinary field of study.

Learn more about how 99% of art history majors have found success within 6 months of graduation. 

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What opportunities will I have while studying art history?

You will also have access to robust career development resources, the opportunity to study abroad, and funding and support to undertake your own research or creative projects.  

Questions? Want to get started in art history?

Elyse Speaks
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Associate Professor of the Practice, Modern & Contemporary

Nicolina Holt
Program Coordinator of Undergraduate Studies