Undergraduate

At the undergraduate level, we offer the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Art History for students who choose to emphasize art history studies as part of a humanities degree. The program offers courses in methodologies, art history across the globe, museology, theory, criticism and cultural history of art.

The Art History program enhances your understanding of past and contemporary visual art forms. We teach you about global artistic production, relevant technologies, critical methods, learning theories and innovative approaches.

Administered by the Department of Art Education and Art History, the program provides classes that focus on:

  • visual and material culture of the late antique and medieval periods in Europe, the Islamic world and South Asia
  • visual and material culture in the Middle East, Europe and the Americas from the 16th to the 21st centuries
  • historiography, methodology and theory of art and visual and material culture since 1900

Faculty members have a wide range of specialties in art and architecture from different time periods and cultures, including art of the Americas, European art and architecture, Islamic and Middle Eastern art, Modern and Contemporary art, and South Asian art and architecture.

In addition, our expert faculty members address issues of colonialism, post-colonialism, geography, ritual and spatial analysis, race, gender and sexuality. They have distinguished themselves through quality teaching, research and numerous publications and presentations.

For more information, contact Professor of Art History and Art History Program Coordinator, Lisa N. Owen.

Student accomplishments

Jena Jones, Sarah Shivers, Rachel Hister - Newberry Center for Renaissance Studies Workshop

Medieval Art History M.A. students Jena Jones, Sarah Shivers, & Rachel Hiser were accepted to the Newberry Center for Renaissance Studies Fall Research Methods Workshop for Early-Career Graduate Students. The workshop, titled “Introduction to Medieval Studies at the Newberry” was held on Nov 7th in Chicago at the Newberry Library.

Art Education and Art History
Art History

Medieval Art History M.A. students Jena Jones, Sarah Shivers, & Rachel Hiser were accepted to the Newberry Center for Renaissance Studies Fall Research Methods Workshop for Early-Career Graduate Students. The workshop, titled “Introduction to Medieval Studies at the Newberry” was held on Nov 7th in Chicago at the Newberry Library.

Alumni accomplishments

Lynda Wilbur AEAH

Lynda Wilbur enjoys providing meaningful gallery and art-making experiences for students and adults at the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas. As Manager of Tour Programs, she coordinates school tours, teaching resources, and works with a team of educators to engage visitors with innovative tours and workshops. Program launches this year include Skype distance learning school tours and "Scope out Sculpture" on Periscope.

Art Education and Art History
Art Education

Lynda Wilbur enjoys providing meaningful gallery and art-making experiences for students and adults at the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas. As Manager of Tour Programs, she coordinates school tours, teaching resources, and works with a team of educators to engage visitors with innovative tours and workshops. Program launches this year include Skype distance learning school tours and "Scope out Sculpture" on Periscope.