Department of Performing and Creative Arts
Contact: Dr. Siona Wilson, Associate Professor of Art History
For students choosing to take the art history track through the art major we offer a wide range of classes from ancient to contemporary topics. Several of our classes are cross-listed with American Studies, the Certificate in Latin American, Latino/a Studies, and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. The museums and galleries in New York City serve as an extension of the classroom and an essential part of the learning experience. Art History students have been placed in educational, administrative and restoration internships in institutions such as the Alice Austen House, the Hispanic Society, and the Guggenheim Museum. We encourage individual research and independent studies with the full-time art history faculty.
Two different paths may be taken to complete an Art minor with either a concentration in Studio Art or Art History. Students electing a Studio Art minor are required to complete at least nine credits of studio art courses above the 100 level. Students wishing to go on in Art History beyond their undergraduate degree may take it as a minor; this minor coupled with a History, Comparative Literature, or Modern Language major would make the student competitive for a graduate program in Art History.