History of Art

When you study the History of Art, you foster the open mind of a truly global citizen. You develop critical tools for negotiating differences and cross-cultural interactions. And at Wheaton, you learn these skills by doing. Curate and design your own on-campus exhibition. Explore first-hand hundreds of objects in our Permanent Collection. Roll up your sleeves with archival research into Wheaton’s history. Read about even more great reasons to study History of Art with us.  Or follow us @wheaton_history_art.

For questions, please contact Chair, Ellen McBreen.



Student Projects

Related Programs

Students try out the 19th-century technology of stereograph viewing in Professor McBreen’s Introduction to Photography course

100% of History of Art majors from the past five years have found employment, attended graduate school or achieved a fellowship or service opportunity within six months of graduation *

Recent Graduates

Sample First Jobs

  • Assistant, Frisch Architects
  • Adult Programs Educator, Brooklyn Museum
  • Art Framer, Wall Street Gallery
  • Artist/Installation Assistant, Elizabeth Keithline
  • Community Arts Initiatives Liaison, Museum of Fine Arts

Sample Graduate Schools

  • Boston Architectural College
  • Merrimack College
  • Northwestern University
  • Sothebys Institute of Art
  • University of Warwick

*outcomes data is based on a knowledge rate of 78% for the classes of 2014-2018


Offered by the Visual Art and History of Art department.