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EXPERIENCE THE WORLD THROUGH ART

HISTORY OF ART AT OHIO STATE


CHOOSE HISTORY OF ART AT OHIO STATE

ART HISTORY IS THE STUDY OF HUMAN CULTURE AND HISTORY THROUGH THE VISUAL ARTS. IT IS A CONSTANTLY EXPANDING DISCIPLINE WHOSE OBJECTS OF STUDY INCLUDE ALL FORMS OF ARTISTIC EXPRESSION — PAINTING, SCULPTURE, ARCHITECTURE, DRAWING, PRINTS, PHOTOGRAPHY, FILM, VIDEO AND PERFORMANCE ART. In the Department of History of Art, students experience the intimate, collaborative environment of a small liberal arts college while receiving the immense benefits of attending a large, prestigious university. With our small class sizes, hands-on advising, and opportunities for close working relationships with faculty and other students, the History of Art major provides students with the critical thinking, reading, writing and research skills that enable them to succeed both in college and beyond.

SPECIALIZED AREAS OF STUDY ANCIENT GREECE & ROME | MEDIEVAL EUROPE THE ITALIAN RENAISSANCE | THE GLOBAL EARLY MODERN WORLD COLONIAL LATIN AMERICA | CONTEMPORARY CHINA & JAPAN 19TH & 20TH CENTURY EUROPE AND AMERICA | NEW MEDIA & FILM


My job with the Cleveland Museum of Art afforded me the opportunity to learn about the other side of art history, namely art preservation and the displaying of art for public use, as well as the opportunity to work closely with — and even handle — works that I had learned about in my studies. — Nicholas Lux (BA, 2014)

BEYOND THE CLASSROOM Research We encourage our students to undertake their own research in the field; in courses, or as part of a senior thesis, students can apply for research funding from the college to explore works of art on-site in museums, galleries, libraries and archaeological sites, both in the United States and abroad. Many history of art students complete thesis projects and graduate with research distinction.

Internships

Many history of art students complete internships for course credit, at institutions both within Columbus and nationally. Our majors have interned at the Wexner Center for the Arts, the Columbus Museum of Art, the Cleveland Museum of Art and numerous local galleries.

Study Abroad History of art students are encouraged to study abroad. The department is currently planning study abroad courses in France, Italy and Japan. These enriching experiences allow students to experience art and culture on-site at some of the world’s most celebrated museums and monuments.


MAJOR & MINOR INFO Art history examines works of art in terms of both aesthetic and historical issues. Each of the faculty members teaching in the Department of the History of Art at Ohio State is a specialist in particular areas of world art, and our majors take a broad range of introductory and specialized courses.

History of Art Major Consists of a minimum of 39 credit hours (13 courses), including four core courses on writing, research and methodology, and a number of electives. Our specialized courses are small and collaborative.

History of Art Minor Consists of 15 credit hours (5 courses) chosen from the department’s offerings.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES There is no one career path for students who study history of art. The major or minor opens up doors in the world of the arts, but it can also be a springboard for other fields that prize critical writing, reading and analysis, such as:

GALLERIES AND MUSEUMS | EDUCATION AND TEACHING NONPROFIT AND DEVELOPMENT | LIBRARY AND ARCHIVAL WORK EDITING, PUBLISHING AND JOURNALISM


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STUDY ABROAD OPPORTUNITIES

STUDENTS IN OUR MAJORS & MINORS

STUDENT TO FACULTY RATIO

EXPERIENCES ABROAD CAN ENRICH YOUR STUDIES; WE OFFER PROGRAMS IN ITALY, FRANCE AND JAPAN

ENJOY A SCHOLASTIC AND SOCIAL COMMUNITY THAT CONNECTS UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS TO FACULTY AND GRADUATE STUDENTS

EACH OF THE FACULTY MEMBERS IS A SPECIALIST IN A PARTICULAR AREA (OR AREAS) OF WORLD ART.

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INTERNSHIPS INTERNSHIPS IN COLUMBUS AND INTERNATIONAL LOCATIONS CAN HELP STUDENTS SHAPE CAREER GOALS AND EXPLORE DIFFERENT PROFESSIONAL ENVIRONMENTS.

OUR COURSES ENCOMPASS ARTISTIC DEVELOPMENTS FROM PREHISTORIC TIMES TO THE PRESENT, AND INCLUDE THE ARTS OF ASIA, AFRICA, EUROPE AND THE AMERICAS. [ HOW WILL YOU STAND OUT? ]


When you study art history, you begin to acquire the skills to identify patterns of human behavior. I cannot think of anything more beneficial to a would-be entrepreneur than that. Apart from being infinitely interesting and incredibly challenging, it is a superb foundation for a career and for a life well-lived. — Jeni Britton Bauer, former history of art student at Ohio State, and founder of Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams

The Department of History of Art is part of the College of Arts and Sciences at The Ohio State University. We provide a full range of academic disciplines and programs so that you are empowered to follow any path and achieve success, and we’ll support you every step of the way.

DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY OF ART

history-of-art.osu.edu email: historyofart@osu.edu phone: (614) 292-7481

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Department of History of Art Brochure  

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