Nov 19, 2019  
Catalog 2019-2020 
Catalog 2019-2020

Art History

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Chair of the Department of Art History: Mimi Hellman, The Charlotte Lamson Clarke ‘53 Chair in Art History

Art History Faculty:

Associate Professors: Katherine Hauser, Mimi Hellman, Saleema Waraich

Assistant Professor: Lara Ayad

Visiting Assistant Professor: Allison Kim, Kristi Peterson

Emeritus Professor: Lisa Aronson, Penny Jolly

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.

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Course Listing

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

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