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Art & Art History


From looking to seeing.

We in the Department of Art and Art History at once participate in traditions of making that span millennia and the globe and cultivate the imagination and skills necessary to understand and act in relation to said traditions. Our classes not only engage students in material processes and the study of a wide variety of images, artifacts and built environments, but also issues of interpretation and ethical considerations that attend the reception, care and exhibition of works of art. Affirming the intrinsic value of making and studying visual images, we also prepare students for graduate school or work in any number of fields, including teaching, museum work, architecture, design, art law, art therapy, and medical illustration—this, at a time when images proliferate as never before, and mediate everything from the ways we model our bodies to how we view the cosmos.

Seeing to doing.