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.
Please join us for the 2023 Art History Graduate Symposium
at the Manetti Shrem Museum on Friday, June 9. The symposium is
the art history contribution to the “Arts & Humanities 2023
Graduate Exhibition” which showcases the culminating work of
graduate students in the College of Letters and Science
and opens June 8 with a reception from 6-9 pm.