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    Skidmore College
   
 
  Nov 17, 2017
 
Catalog 2017-2018 
  
Catalog 2017-2018

Art History


Chair of the Department of Art History: Mimi Hellman

Art History Faculty:

Professor: Penny Jolly

Associate Professors: Katherine Hauser, Mimi Hellman


Assistant Professor: Saleema Waraich

Visiting Assistant Professor: Kristi Peterson


Emeritus Professor: Lisa Aronson


Affiliated Faculty:

Ian Berry, Professor of Liberal Arts;
The Dayton Director, Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery

Leslie Mechem, Lecturer in Classics

Department Overview

Art history affirms and explains the importance of visual acuity and historical perspective for a critical engagement with images, artifacts, and built environments. We use objects to understand history and culture, and history and culture to understand objects. Students earning a BA in art history explore the varied roles of objects, creators, audiences, and patrons in diverse cultural contexts around the world and in a range of periods from antiquity to the present. Art history majors develop skills in analyzing both visual objects and written sources that are applicable to a wide range of personal, civic, and professional endeavors; they may also go on to graduate work in art history and careers in art-related fields.

Major Requirements

  

Minor Requirements

  

Honors

  

Course Listing

 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
  
  
 
 
 
  
 
  
 
  
  
  
  
  
  
 
 
 
 
  
AH 313 - Image and Narrative in Asian Art  
  
 
 
  
AHDS 324 - The Artist Interview