Art History

Art History examines the creation of art and visual communication in diverse cultural milieus, exploring the values and ideas pervading art and visual culture throughout history, including those of social justice and equity, and reflecting on the impact of visual technology in the future.

In studying Art History, students will learn to interpret and analyze art and visual culture as expressions of social values, within the context of a location’s distinctive history and place. A degree in Art History will prepare students for future careers as teachers, museum educators, gallery curators, visual resource librarians, art critics, scholars, and other careers that re​ward transformative thinking, creative problem solving, and visual language expertise.

Art History Professors and Concentrations

Jimena Berzal de Dios, PhD

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  • Early modern European art and architecture
  • Critical theory and phenomenology

Monique Kerman, PhD

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  • African art and visual culture
  • 20th and 21st century art of the African diaspora
  • Feminist and post-colonial theory

Julia Sapin, PhD

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  • Pacific, Asian and Northwest Coast art
  • Visual culture
  • Cross-cultural studies

Jacqueline Witkowski, PhD

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  • Modern and contemporary art
  • Latin American art
  • Textile and fiber art practices


Minor: Museum Studies

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Get hands-on!

Understand the social dimension of museums.

Learn how to organize art exhibitions.

Gain hands-on gallery preparator experience.

Open to all majors

Minor: STEAM

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STEAM Ahead!

Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics

Open to non-Art majors, Art History, Art Education, and Art Studio majors.

Minor: Arts Enterprise and Cultural Innovation program

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Boost your creative career

Open to all College of Fine and Performing Arts majors

For students interested in a creative career

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