For millennia, artists have captured stories, preserved cultures, and even stirred up mystery. Artists also play many practical roles. They create new media and technologies to express their ideas. They imagine innovative design solutions. They advocate for social and political change. When you study the History of Art, you gain a deeper understanding of what’s been created, who created it, and why. Boost your visual literacy through object-based learning, curate and design your own on-campus exhibition, interact with guest artists, scholars, and designers, and study with expert faculty. Our majors pursue careers in education, design, media, architecture, museums, non-profit service, and art restoration. Select an Area of Inquiry, such as social change or African diaspora, to further your knowledge or support graduate school ambitions.
For any questions regarding History of Art, please contact the History of Art Chair, Ellen McBreen.