Faculty panels explore the concept of wonder and its manifestations in culture and science as part of Wunderkammer exhibit.
Introduction To The Studio
We are proud of our art history alumni! Please keep in touch. We would also like to hear from non-majors for whom art history has played a significant role. We will update this page as contributions arrive. Please send text, along with a recent photo, to Jenny Anger. Thank you.
First years explore personal relationships and creative production in Jenny Anger's Artists in Love tutorial.
What is art? Why does visual culture matter? How do images and art objects come to have meaning, value, and power within culture more broadly? These questions are central to the dynamic and intense engagement with art history at Grinnell College. We study art both in the particular time and place of its social and cultural history and as we encounter it in the complex global world today. Doing art history at Grinnell means approaching art and visual culture in multiple ways, from object-centered analysis to social-political history to contemporary critical theory.
The Ninth Semester Fellowship in Studio Art is a competitive opportunity for continued independent research in the semester immediately following graduation. This fellowship provides financial support, studio space, time, and faculty feedback for a semester of creative research in preparation for graduate or professional work. In return for these benefits, the Ninth Semester Fellow assists the Department of Art through various tasks, such as helping install student art exhibitions, and studio lab monitoring.