The Art History sequence provides students a solid grounding in the history of art on both introductory and advanced levels. In addition, the sequence includes exposure to related disciplines outside the visual arts, training in foreign language, and experience in advanced research and writing skills. Together, these requirements prepare students for effective graduate work in Art History or other fields and for positions in a variety of art- and non-art-related fields.
The study of Art History examines specific works of sculpture, painting, architecture, and other art forms, both as expressions of human creativity and as uniquely informative historical documents. Through such investigations students gain a greater aesthetic appreciation of art and a deeper understanding of its purposes in different times and places.
Student wishing to declare a minor in Art History should contact the academic advising office in the School of Art. Admission to the School of Art is not required in order to declare a minor in Art History. Students minoring in Art History are required to take Art 155 and Art 156 (or IAI courses F2 901 and F2 902); students who have not met this requirement should do so as soon as possible.
Applications for the Art History minor are always being accepted.