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.
EVENTS and ANNOUCEMENTS
Please join us on Wednesday, February 17th for the opening of PERSON_PLACE_THING from 6-8 pm at the Louise McCagg gallery, 4th floor Diana Center, Barnard College. The show will run February 17th - March 4th.
with Lizzy De Vita, Sarah Esser, Bang Geul Han, Laura Knott, Jessi Ali Lin, Amelia Marzec, Debbie Mausner, Ada Potter, Xiaoshi Vivian Vivian Qin, Eva Schach, and Where - curated by Mira Dayal
PERSON PLACE THING explores the depth, substance, and duration of a metaphysical world.
Three strangers meet in a room to discuss a philosophical question while we watch on a screen from above. Two men meet on the phone and develop an intimacy that surpasses all others. A lone visitor watches dancers move through the empty space in which she stands. These sites, interactions, and relationships exceed the physical yet remain grounded by their tactile references, collaged timeframes, and live reception.
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Leslie Hewitt has opened an exhibition, titled "Collective Stance," at The Power Plant in Toronto. The exhibition will be open until May 15
Current exhibition at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, “Photo-Poetics: An Anthology” (on view through March 23) features work by Barnard Visual Arts Assistant Professor of Professonal Practice Leslie Hewitt.
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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Art History Department Chair
Director of Visual Arts Concentration
Art History Administrator
Spring 2016 Course Info
Link to Professor Higonnet's course A Virtual Enlightenment
BC AH Event Co-Sponsorships
Thursday, February 11 at 6:30pm
Museum of the City of New York
Friday, March 4 from 2:00-6:15pm
612 Schermerhorn Hall at Columbia University