Art history affirms and explains the importance of visual acuity and historical perspective for a critical engagement with images, artifacts, and built environments. We use objects to understand history and culture, and history and culture to understand objects. Students earning a BA in art history explore the varied roles of objects, creators, audiences, and patrons in diverse cultural contexts around the world and in a range of periods from antiquity to the present. Art history majors develop skills in analyzing both visual objects and written sources that are applicable to a wide range of personal, civic, and professional endeavors; they may also go on to graduate work in art history and careers in art-related fields.
STUDENTS, PAST AND PRESENT
Skidmore Alum, Dr. Anna Piperato was recently hired by High Point University as assistant professor of Art History and the first ever art historian at HPU. Check out her story here.
Becky Perry (’08), who is working on her dissertation at the Bard Graduate Center, was recently hired at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute as a Senior Research Assistant in the curatorial office.
With a friend, Karen Cantor(’00) recently opened the Chipped Cup, a coffee house, in Harlem, New York.