Art History

     The major in Art History exposes students to a wide variety of perspectives and academic fields and provides a good liberal arts foundation for careers in many different areas. It can also provide undergraduate preparation for graduate degrees leading to careers in teaching, research, criticism, library science, visual resources curating, museum or gallery work, art conservation (with substantial background in chemistry), community art programs, architecture, or historic preservation.

     Art history courses are usually lecture-discussion classes primarily concerned with art’s cultural and historical contexts; art as a revelation of human intelligence, imagination, and skill; and the tools—vocabulary, methods, approaches—used to study cultures through their artistic achievements.