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Art History

Art as a history of human culture.

How does art tell the story of humankind? Through visual and written analysis, deep research, and interdisciplinary studies, you’ll gain an understanding of the global impact art has had on humanity and discover how it has both shaped and responded to individuals and societies throughout time. You’ll develop the creative and critical thinking skills, aesthetic judgment, and historical knowledge needed to pursue advanced studies or enter a career in architecture, arts management, education, law, museums and galleries, and more.

The art history faculty are located in the Humanities and Social Studies Center. If you need to contact one of the professors, we suggest email.

Contact Information


Humanities and Social Studies Center
1226 Park Street
Grinnell, IA 50112
United States

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