Art History

Academic Level
Graduate, Undergraduate
Semester, Summer

Art history is the study of the visual world, both past and present. It looks closely at a wide array of images, objects, buildings, and sites in order to better understand human societies. Art History operates with the understanding that visual/material artifacts may speak more directly and deeply about a culture than its written record. Art History seeks to understand visual and material culture more broadly: from paintings and sculpture, to architecture and urban design; from scientific illustration and political posters, to performance art and street graffiti.

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  • Art History Undergraduate Association (AHUGA)

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  • Undergraduate-level classes are 1000-4000. Graduate-level classes are 5000-7000.

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