Art History, which is devoted to the study of all the visual arts, is one of the broadest fields in the humanities. It is concerned not only with the nature of works of art -- their form, style, and content, but also with the social, political, and cultural circumstances that shape them.
Introductory level courses encourage a basic and lifelong understanding and appreciation of works of art. The rest of the curriculum offers a more advanced and specialized knowledge of art, which can lead to many kinds of careers, including teaching, museum administration and curating, business positions in galleries or auction houses, publishing, criticism, collection advising, and conservation, as well as creative careers in any medium. Students in many fields may also find that art history is relevant to their studies.
The department, fortunate in being located in New York City, one of the world's great art centers, takes full advantage of the rich resources of the city's museums and galleries.
2015 Senior Art History Majors celebrate on the roof of the Diana Center after handing in their Senior Thesis.
Barnard College Art History is pleased to co-sponsor The City Is My Muse: Artists in Conversation Tuesday, December 8 at 6:30 pm at the Museum of the City of New York
Join three leading contemporary artists - Christopher "Daze" Ellis, Jane Dickson, and Lee Quinones - as they discuss how New York City's environment, culture, and daily life have inspired their work. Each artist will explain how they incorporate the city's great diversity of energy and lifestyles into their distinct vision, as well as the special challenges (personal, social, and logistical) the city presents. The panel will be moderated by Sean Corcoran, the Museum's Curator of Prints and Photographs, and is presented in conjunction with the new exhibition Chris "DAZE" Ellis: The City Is My Muse.
For student discount use the code ART10 for $10 tickets!
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Anne Higonnet published in the TheHill.com.
"Truth on the 20" Andrew Jackson hated paper money, so why in the world would we keep him on it?
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