Students looking at documents in the archives

Art History

In art history, students develop a critical understanding of art as a history of human culture that both shapes and responds to people, societies, politics, and identities. The skills art history classes teach through visual and written analysis enhance all students’ abilities in literate communication. We encourage cross-cultural and interdisciplinary studies and study abroad. Our majors go on to work in architecture, arts management, community service, development, education, law, and museums and galleries.

Department News

"Queer Tropicalia" - Fredo Rivera '06 presents at Wigwood 2017

Fredo Rivera '06, assistant professor of art history, lectured on art, performance, and gender expression.

VIVA: Film, Discussion, and Dinner

Cultural Films screens VIVA, a hit film at the 2015 Telluride Film Festival, with panel discussion and Cuban-themed dinner buffet.

History in the Making

Students travel to San Francisco to put their learning in context.