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.
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Installation view of "Lost" 2016 by John Miller at his solo exhibition at the ICA in Miami.
Professor of Professonal Practice John Miller has an exhibition "I Stand, I Fall" at the ICA in Miami. The exhibition will be on view February 18 – June 12.
Reviews of the exhibition:
Interview Magazine - w/ Christopher Williams
Miami New Times
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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Please note the Barnard Art History Department
administrative office will be closed June 13-August 22.
Art History Department Chair
Director of Visual Arts Concentration
Art History Administrator
Fall 2016 Course Info
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