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History of Art

As a history of art major, you’ll be able to study areas traditionally central to the discipline such as ancient, medieval and Renaissance art, and the integration of recent fields of theory and research to the study of global visual culture. You can explore the history of cultural interactions as manifested in visual culture both inside and outside the West from antiquity to the present, furthering your understanding of the discipline of art history, its roots, its methodologies, as well as its historical and critical connections with other disciplines.

Sample Courses

  • The Museum and the Object
  • The Art Market
  • Material Worlds: Trade and the Arts of Asia

Students went off to

  • Study art business at Sotheby's Institute of Art
  • Work as an investment banker at J.P. Morgan
  • Be chief curator at the National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution