Department of History of Art & Architecture

What could be more fascinating than learning about masterpieces of art and architecture from around the globe!  Or to design your own building, plan a museum exhibition, or present a new interpretation of a famous painting!  Students who major or minor in the Department of History of Art and Architecture have the opportunity of following one of three tracks: Art History, Museum Studies, or Architectural Studies.  Each track offers a unique way of exploring the world of art and architecture. 

Museum Studies

Students have opportunities to craft their study in art history to serve particular interests in museum and gallery work. Course opportunities include Art Museum Theory and Practice, topical seminars utilizing or designing exhibitions in the Museum of Art, and independent study and senior thesis projects involving objects in the college collections.

Museum Studies

Students have opportunities to craft their study in art history to serve particular interests in museum and gallery work. Course opportunities include Art Museum Theory and Practice, topical seminars utilizing or designing exhibitions in the Museum of Art, and independent study and senior thesis projects involving objects in the college collections.