Art History is the study of the visual arts in civilization. It examines changing values in all fields of visual culture, including painting, sculpture, graphics, photography, architecture, film, the mass media, and forms of popular expression. Its interdisciplinary reach encompasses literature, history, anthropology, sociology, philosophy, gender studies, critical theory, and cultural studies. Art History emphasizes visual as well as verbal and written literacy, providing more than the standard advantages to a liberal arts education.
Students majoring in Art History will engage with the wide-ranging opportunities its curriculum presents for learning and research. Studying Art History develops visual literacy, communication skills, critical/creative thinking and an understanding of diversity.
Heghnar Watenpaugh will be speaking in Berlin on July 24 at the “Causality or Contingency: What Keeps Culture Going” Joint Workshop at Frei Universität. In a panel chaired by Tufan Acil, Heghnar will discuss “Survivor Objects: Cultural Heritage after Genocide.”
The Art History End of Year Awards and Celebration was held this Saturday, June 2, at the Manetti Shrem Museum. Following the presentations of our graduating MA students, we celebrated the accomplishments of our excellent undergraduate students.
The Outstanding Performance award acknowledged students for superior academic performance of a 3.6 GPA or above. This year’s recipients were: Spivey Mclane, Anne Brunetto, Jennifer Place, Helena Zittel and Abigail Groff.