NEW Art History track in the Art BA

The Art History track in the BA in Art provides a course of study for students with an interest in the ways people have expressed themselves visually across history. Our graduates in Art History go on to pursue careers in museums and non-profits, assisting private collectors, teaching in K-12 and higher education, and working in a variety of other fields calling for a well-rounded education with an understanding of both history and culture. Students in this track focus on what is often referred to as "material culture," the objects created by humans that are part of their lives; this includes everything from clothing to paintings, buildings to jewelry.

This new track in Art History combines the study of art in its aesthetic and social context, with studio art practice and the opportunity to explore other courses on campus that focus on how we consider the visual history of humanity. A student following an Art History track in the BA may use courses in such fields as Anthropology, Asian Studies, and Museum Studies to fulfill their major requirements, often discovering professional applications through those inter-disciplinary explorations.

The Art History program also offers a Minor in Art History, and actively participates in the Interdisciplinary Museum Studies Minor.

Click here for catalog information on the Art History Major and Minor, and here for the Museum Studies Minor.


Professor Bigger's Art Show at Culver Stockton College

Art Professor Laura Bigger has an upcoming solo exhibition entitled Laws of Nature at the Mabee Gallery, Culver Stockton College, Canton, MO. The exhibition features a large body of new monotypes and other prints in her Black Hole series as well as a range of other prints, drawings, and installation-based pieces. The exhibition runs September 5th – October 4th with an opening reception on September 5th at 6:30 pm.   -Read more