The Art History major explores in chronological sequence the span of Western art within its proper cultural, philosophical, and historical context. Special courses on periods, issues, and individuals in Western and non-Western art give a broad overview of the complexity of human artistic expression. Access to Washington, D.C., Richmond, Baltimore, and New York City, and lectures by visiting art historians keep students in touch with important art and recent developments in the field. In the internship program students gain valuable experience and career contacts by working in museums and art institutions in the Washington and Richmond areas. In addition, students have the opportunity to work in the University Galleries (Ridderhof Martin Gallery and duPont Gallery) as catalogers, researchers, administrative assistants, and exhibition installers. Exhibitions presented at the Galleries are brought in from museums around the country or are drawn from the permanent collection of over 5,000 artworks.
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Here are some resources that you’ll find here on this website:
Art History Degree Requirements
Art History Course Descriptions
Two-year Art History Course Schedule
Undergraduate Research Grants
You can also check out information on our studio art program.
For all general department business, please contact:
Associate Professor and Chair
Department of Art and Art History