Minor in History of Art

Why study the history of art?

The study of the visual arts in their historical contexts enriches our understanding of human creativity and the human condition. It provides students with visual and cultural literacy and critical thinking, research, problem solving, and communication skills that are relevant for a variety of careers. Art history majors may find work in arts institutions such as museums, galleries, and auction houses. Many also go on to careers in other professions such as education, business, law, media, or government.