Art History has a distinguished heritage as a field of cultural, social, and intellectual history in the Humanities. Works of art and architecture are tangible documents that need to be assessed on their own merits and, simultaneously, as reflections of the human experience. Art History is an exploration of the visual arts, past and present, as forms of communication which are shaped by the physical, cultural, political, psychological and/or economic contexts in which the work of art or architecture was made. Our field seeks to understand works of art and architecture and their meanings on many levels.

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For more information on our course of study, please contact the department Chair, Kimberly Rhodes using the contact information to the left, or write to the following address:

The Art History Department
The Dorothy Young Center for the Arts
Drew University
36 Madison Avenue
Madison, NJ 07940