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.
NOTE KARIN SANDER'S OPENING EXHIBITION RECEPTION
HAS BEEN RESCHEDULE FOR THURSDAY FEBRUARY 20.
Goddess, Heroine, Beast: Anna Hyatt Huntington's
New York Sculpture, 1902–1936
Wallach Art Gallery January 22–March 15, 2014
opening reception Thursday January 30, 6pm
An exhibit at Columbia's Wallach Art Gallery featuring sculptures by Anna Hyatt Huntington (1876-1973), organized by art history Professor Anne Higonnet and 20 of her students from Barnard and Columbia.
Goddess, Heroine, Beast: Anna Hyatt Huntington's New York Sculpture, 1902–1936 is organized by Anne Higonnet, Ann Whitney Olin Professor of Art History at Barnard College and Columbia University, in collaboration with Kitty Dare and a class of twenty PhD, MA, and BA students from both Barnard and Columbia (Morgan Albahary, Caitlin Beach, Margot Bernstein, Yoon Jin Cha, Sonia Coman, Celia Durkin, Kofoworola Eke, Lidia Ferrara, Daria Foner, Lisa Heller, Victoria Jones, Katherine Lauricella, Sarah Lipman, Daniel Ralston, Lauren Robbins, Mary Lib Schmidt, Ben Swetland, Zoe Flood Tardino, Ellen Watkins, and Julia Wolkoff), in collaboration with The Media Center for Art History, Department of Art History and Archaeology, Columbia University. In conjunction with the exhibition the gallery is publishing a fully illustrated 48-page catalogue and an indepth website scheduled to launch with the opening of the exhibition.
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ART HISTORY MAJORS PROGRAM PLANNING LUNCH
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 24 1-2
DIANA CENTER 6TH FL ATRIUM
If you are an Art History major, minor or thinking about being one, the department strongly encourages you to attend this very important meeting. Faculty will be on-hand to give presentations about next fall's courses, talk about major requirements, limited enrollment guidelines, and answer all your questions. The department will distribute copies of our Fall 2014 Art History Department course listing and requirements booklet. After the meeting there will be time to chat with Art History faculty informally over a delicious lunch.
If for some reason you are unable to attend the meeting, please stop by the Art History office in The Diana, Suite 500E and pick up a copy of the Art History Department course and requirements booklet distributed during the meeting.
NOTE BARNARD ART HISTORY SEMINAR APPLICATIONS
ARE DUE IN THE BC AH OFFICE AT NOON FRIDAY APRIL 4.