Objects and images have become central to communicating across cultural divides, conveying meaning to multiple groups without reliance upon any one spoken language or cultural tradition. Art history strategically equips students with tools needed to succeed in, and contribute to, today’s culturally plural society and job market.

Art history is not a simple celebration of the masterworks of the art world. It situates students at the crossroads of visual, verbal, and written communication, and immerses them in a rich global context of historical and contemporary cultures. Students in our program become adept writers, thinkers, and cultural leaders, uniquely equipped to enter a society and job market that value these skills.