Art History.


Art History

ART HISTORY is the study of visual culture, creativity and innovation over time. A crucial part of the liberal arts, it nurtures your visual acuity and combines it with close, critical written analysis: skills that will benefit you in any field you pursue, especially in today’s media-rich environment. Available as a major or minor program of study.

Picture It

Working in Drew’s Art History Visual Resources Library allows students to develop the skills necessary for art history and digital humanities in both museum and library settings. Our students develop a critical eye for the intrinsic quality of an image, while hands-on digitization familiarizes students with the latest technologies.

Our majors pursue careers in law, art law and cultural property, medicine, architectural preservation, education and linguistics, as well as MA and PhD programs in art history.

I did my final project on the relationship between Caravaggio’s altarpieces and the growth of nationalism in 17th-century Italy; I plan to continue this research for a senior thesis. ”
Jaime Balesteros C’14
on Caravaggio: The Art, the Man, the Myth

NYC Semester of Contemporary Art

The New York Semester on Contemporary Art is one of the highlights of Drew’s art and art history programs. A thorough exploration of the art scene in New York includes viewing exhibits in Chelsea and the Lower East Side, visiting museums such as the New Museum, the Whitney, and MOMA, and personally meeting with several prominent artists in their studios. Through this intimate interaction, students can experience the center of the contemporary art world firsthand.