Art History

Students may declare a minor in art history to complement a major in any other area of study. The combination of an art history minor with a major in Community Health andWellness, Psychology, Studio Arts, or Business Management, for example, may lead, respectively, to graduate study and/or careers in such fields as dance/health education, expressive therapies, or arts administration.

A minor in art history may also enhance the preparation and competitiveness of students enrolled in the educator licensure programs. It will also help prepare them for an arts-related graduate degree, should they decide to do so. Minors gain a foundational understanding of the history of art and architecture.The program requires a combination of broad survey courses and classes in specific fields and periods. Overall, minors explore visual images and architecture in their broader social contexts, allowing students to understand how social, cultural, and intellectual factors help inform the discipline.

Required Courses (6 credits):
SA 2910 History of Visual Arts from Paleolithic Times to the Gothic Era
SA 2920 History of Visual Arts from the Renaissance to Contemporary Times

Electives - choose four from the following (or any other art history course at the 2000-level or beyond):  
GD 2970 History of Graphic Design
SA 2498 Film Criticism
SA 2720 A History of Photography
SA 2930 Contemporary Art
SA 2935 Modern Art
SA 2960 Non-Western Art

Meet Nikki Graves '06 - The Rockport Group

"When we do the reviews for the shoes, I always think back to sitting in studio class at Curry, where we'd critique everyone's art pieces...One of my professors, Laurie Alpert, would always say that critiques are not something to be taken personally. In fact they help you progress and make something good, even better." - Nikki Graves '06, Global Quality Assurance Specialist, The Rockport Group.

Visiting Artist Exhibit: "Text. Image. Image. Text."

The Curry College Fine and Applied Arts Department is pleased to present a visiting artist exhibit entitled, "Text. Image. Image. Text." during the fall 2016 semester.  This exhibit will be on display in the Student Center, Hoon Keith Quiet Study Lounge beginning August 26 and runs through October 14, with an opening reception scheduled for Thursday, September 8 from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

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