For any questions regarding History of Art, please contact the History of Art Chair, R. Tripp Evans.
The History of Art program at Wheaton examines the artistic traditions of a wide range of periods and places. While our curriculum is particularly strong in the history of architecture, printmaking, painting, and sculpture, it also encompasses the history of photography, decorative arts, and museum studies. To develop and sharpen students’ visual literacy we emphasize close, object-based study in Wheaton’s Permanent Collection and Gebbie Archives & Special Collections and in museum collections in Boston, Providence, and New York.
Our program’s emphasis on critical thinking and its strong commitment to interdisciplinary inquiry prepares students for a variety of professions, including architecture, museum and gallery work, conservation/preservation, graduate work in the history of art and architecture, as well as teaching, law, medicine and business.
The Major in History of Art offers the students the opportunity to discover many intellectual interests and to specialize in certain Areas of Inquiry if they wish to do so.
The History of Art Major consists of at least 11 courses detailed in the Course Catalog.
The History of Art Minor consists of at least 5 courses detailed in the Course Catalog.