If you are interested primarily in the study of visual expression of the past rather than the creation of new and innovative artworks, then the Art History minor is for you. With a minor in art history, you will learn about the monuments and principal artists of major art periods of the past, gaining a broad understanding of the art of the twentieth and twenty-first century.
Art History focuses not only on the material aspects of cultural expression, but also how art reflects other aspects of society, including history, politics, religion, science, and technology. You’ll gain experience looking at art and thinking about the broader issues of the interaction between art and society, and the intersection of economics, religion, and science with visual expression and the built environment.
Art History Activities
July 31, 2018
Congratulations to the following students who have sent us their recent news: Katie Feldkamp, a 2017 Art History/History double major, will be attending graduate school abroad this fall. She writes: I will be attending the University of St. Andrews in Scotland this September for their Museum and Gallery Studies MLitt program. The program is a year-long…Read more Updates on some recent graduates
July 9, 2018
Kalven Duncan is one of three Truman students with curatorial internships at the St. Louis Art Museum this summer. He sends us this update: I know you have always encouraged us to send you travel and summer project updates for possible art department blog material, so I am sending you a few photos of my…Read more News from Art History Majors (Past and Present)