The Classroom Experience

Mount Holyoke’s Department of Art History offers courses in all eras of art history, including the arts and architecture of Europe, America, Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America. 

Un Bar aux Folies-Bergère, By Édouard Manet
An overview of European and American art from the Renaissance to the present.
Inside Art (ARTH-110)
A seminar that introduces students to art history through the Art Museum.
Art History's History of Photography Course
Tinker with old cameras, handle early daguerreotypes, ambrotypes, and tintypes, and study photographs from the museum’s huge collection.
Bettina Bergmann's Collecting Antiquity class
The seminar considers the collecting and display of ancient objects from antiquity to the present.
Honoré Daumier, Vous raisonnez comme une canne!
Learn about art’s relationship to violent political revolution, dramatic industrial change, widespread social unrest and the birth of modern mass culture.
Sebastian Muenster, Map of the New World, 1540
This course explores cross-cultural encounters far beyond the confines of Europe.