Jul 21, 2019  
2018-2019 University Bulletin 
2018-2019 University Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Art History

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The art history program is designed to expose students to a history of visual expression that includes different time periods, cultures, and media, with a special emphasis on modern and contemporary art history, criticism, and theory. Its curriculum facilitates critical thinking through diverse course offerings; class activities; formats that include lecture, seminar, and online versions; and supplementary visits to Chicago art museums and galleries. Other goals of the program include instilling a deepened cultural awareness, an appreciation of art’s relationship to social, political, religious, and ideological contexts, and a significant understanding of the discursive nature of the field of art history.

A major or minor in art history offers students a broad understanding of art objects, their purpose, and the conditions of their creation. Our goal, however, is to  prepare students for graduate school or careers in teaching, writing about art, art conservation, art consulting, or working in or running auction houses, galleries, or museums.


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