Lilly Lee and Damarys Rodrigues '24 at the Tate Gallery, London, in Professor Morse-Jones' study abroad class, Nineteenth-Century Eu...

Lilly Lee and Damarys Rodrigues '24 at the Tate Gallery, London, in Professor Morse-Jones’ study abroad class, Nineteenth-Century European Art

Sita Moses '23 prepares to host indigenous artifact critical analysis program in Pannell Gallery during the Fall 2022 Valaria Tatera exhi...

Sita Moses '23 prepares to host indigenous artifact critical analysis program in Pannell Gallery during the Fall 2022 Valaria Tatera exhibition Justice

Etaf Jumaa '26 studying the prints of Mahsa R Fard in a Fall 2022 exhibition in Benedict Gallery

Etaf Jumaa '26 studying the prints of Mahsa R Fard in a Fall 2022 exhibition in Benedict Gallery

Taylor Shaw '22 (currently in graduate school at UCLA) presenting at the Tate Gallery, London, in Professor Morse-Jones' study abroa...

Taylor Shaw '22 (currently in graduate school at UCLA) presenting at the Tate Gallery, London, in Professor Morse-Jones’ study abroad class, Nineteenth-Century European Art

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Art History

The art history program provides students with an understanding of art and architecture in their social, political, and cultural context.

Students will be introduced to the means by which art can be critically observed, intelligently analyzed, and knowledgeably discussed. Inherently interdisciplinary, the study of art history involves the study of not just art and history, but also religion, philosophy, literature, music, anthropology, among others. Rooted in research, exploration of art history deepens academic skills that are fundamental to the liberal arts.


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Damarys Rodrigues '24 looks at artwork by Ana Maria Pacheco in the Sweet Briar collection, January 2024.

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Professor Tracy Chapman Hamilton presents Redrawing Boundaries: Documenting, Visualizing and Mapping Medieval Gender.

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