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History of Art & Architecture Learning Goals

Learning Goals in History of Art

Through courses across a wide continuum of times and cultures, students of art history not only learn to articulate histories of visual production, but also to think critically about the stakes of artistic creation and objects of culture more generally.

Students in the major will, by inquiring into the modes and meanings of visual arts and culture:

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Art History Slide Collection

Slide Library

The Art History Slide Collection consists of 175,000 35mm slides and covers the history of art and architecture from prehistoric to present times. The collection has been built primarily to support the Art History curriculum.

The Visual Resources Collection provides high quality slides and digital images for teaching and scholarship in the arts and associated fields. We also provide training and support for faculty and students in all aspects of using digital images for classroom presentations.

History of Art & Architecture

The visual arts constitute a compelling vehicle for a liberal arts education in a global context. Our department offers emphases in art history, museum studies, architectural history, architectural studies, and architecture and the environment.