Artists tell stories, ask questions, and imagine new possibilities. 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. You are also exposed to the ideas and histories of other cultures, helping you develop critical skills to be a global citizen.
At Wheaton, you can immerse yourself in object-based learning, curate and design your own on-campus exhibition, interact with guest artists, scholars, and designers, and study with expert faculty. You can engage with your community while tackling relevant questions about representational justice. Our students 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.