As an Art History major, you will delve into the complex and dynamic relationship between art and the society that produces it.
To you, art is more than just paint on a canvas. Art speaks to you and inspires emotion. It can be powerful and moving, yet subtle and touching all at the same time. Its flaws and utter perfection draw you in like a story. This is the program where that story will unfold.
Immerse yourself in the major periods
and art works in the history of western art beginning with the ancient world, with an emphasis on the past 150 years. Develop the knowledge and vocabulary to discuss art confidently in written and oral
presentations, and create a foundation necessary to explore a
topic in depth and to produce a thesis that meets the research,
writing, and documentation standards of the discipline.
Continue on your path and pursue graduate study in the field, or seek employment in museums, galleries, art publishing and similar industries. Regardless of the path that you choose, you will leave this program with a wealth of knowledge that will enrich your understanding and enjoyment of art.
In addition to the BA in Art History, Lesley also offers a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art History. The BFA program places a greater emphasis on creative self-discovery, studio practice and art history in the context of contemporary artistic topics and concerns. It is a more hands-on program, that involves both the creation and study of art. This program is offered through Lesley's College of Art and Design. Both programs allow you to indulge your creativity and pursue your passion for art. Explore which option is better suited for your particular talents, and don't hesitate to get in touch with us at 617.349.8800 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.
Semester begins with an introduction to the art of the Ancient World and the Middle Ages, and then explores European art from the time of Giotto until the beginning of the Romantic period in greater depth.
This course explores key movements and figures in art from c.1890 up to the outbreak of World War II, a time often known as the Modern period. Emphasis is on European painting and sculpture. We study artists such as Picasso, Matisse, Duchamp, Arp, Mondrian, and Brancusi, who questioned long-standing assumptions about the appearance and purpose of art and strove to forge radically new artistic languages to express their individual experiences of the rapidly changing modern world.
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