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The Department of Art History offers programs of study for majors and minors. Although majors may concentrate on the art of a particular time period or region, the program is designed to provide broad experience spanning many centuries and cultures. Because art history is an interdisciplinary field that extends into other areas of culture, the major includes work in such related disciplines as anthropology, studio art, art conservation, English, history, languages and literature, music, philosophy, and theater.
Art History is concerned with the historical development of visual artifacts in relation to cultures and societies. The Department offers courses in nearly every area of art history, including European and American painting, photography, sculpture, and architecture from antiquity to the present, as well as African, Islamic, Asian, Latin American, and Native American art. The faculty of the Department collaborates with the Winterthur Programs in Early American Culture and Art Conservation, as well as with faculty in Museum Studies and Material Culture. Visits to museums from New York to Washington are scheduled in connection with many art history courses. The University’s Special Collections and Museums house collections of original works of art and offer internship, research, and exhibition opportunities for students.