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Art History Department
Art History explores the visual world.
Art History is the historical study of objects and images: painting, sculpture, architecture, film, furniture, ceramics, installations, and many other things. Our courses span the globe, from ancient Rome, Islamic cultures, medieval Paris and Renaissance Italy, to Indian cinema, American painting, contemporary photography and modern architecture. The objectives of our curriculum are: to learn the verbal language necessary to analyze and interpret objects, images, and the built environment; to understand works of art and architecture in their historical and cultural settings; and to develop a critical voice that extends to all aspects of the visual world.
Meet our talented faculty and staff, and learn about their teaching and research.
Find major and minor requirements, course selection advice, and conduct independent and thesis research.
Study cultures across the globe, from ancient to contemporary, and directly engage with objects in nearby museums.
The MHC Art Museum serves as a classroom for many courses and offers internships, employment, and a student guide program.
A semester or year studying abroad is especially relevant to a major’s understanding of global art and architecture.
Advice and guidance from the department and alumnae for pursuing award opportunities,
internships, graduate school and careers domestically and abroad.
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