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
January 22, 2019
We have three great exhibitions opening in the University Art Gallery this week. Retrospective: Wynne Wilbur – in the Main Gallery View a career-spanning retrospective of work created by Truman ceramics professor Wynne Wilbur. Dreamwork: New Work by ceramicists Leah Bowring, Emily Nickel, and Alexander Thierry – in the Main Gallery Dreamwork features three ceramic artists, Truman alumni…Read more New Gallery Shows Opening This Week
January 12, 2019
Truman’s Spring 2019 semester begins on Monday. We are getting about six inches of snow before classes start, so be safe as you come back to campus. Painting professor Lindsey Dunnagan begins 2019 with a new show in the Twin Cities area (in Silverwood Park, Saint Anthony, on the northern side of Minneapolis). Her exhibition, “Skimming Boundaries,” was rooted in her experience…Read more Welcome Back! With snowy images from new Lindsey Dunnagan show