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Art History


The art history emphasis is the study of human visual expression from its earliest manifestations in the Paleolithic to the present. Interdisciplinary to its core, art history seeks to describe the physical, visual, social, and philosophical dimensions of works of art. At USU, the art history B.A. offers two tracks, one focused on developing a depth of knowledge in the field of art history, the other on linking art historical study of a particular theme or period to related fields. The program features opportunities for hands-on research experience, museum internships, and study abroad. The B.A. in art history equips you with the skills employers most value: effective oral and written communication, critical thinking and analytical reasoning, the ability to analyze and solve complex problems, familiarity with foreign languages, and the ability to innovate and be creative.

Art history BA four year plan





Getty Museum Challenge
Students in Dr. Laura Gelfand's ARTH 4730 Baroque and Rococo Art were asked to recreate a work of Italian Baroque art using only themselves, or a willing collaborator, and objects they have around their homes. They were asked to submit their recreation together with an image of the work they were copying, following the format seen in Instagram posts. Here are the results...

Art History Faculty:

Laura Gelfand - Professor of Art History

Alexa Sand - Professor of Art History

Marissa Vigneault - Assistant Professor of Art History

David Wall - Associate Professor of Film and Visual Studies

Alvaro Ibarra - Temporary Assistant Professor of Art History

Coming Attractions: ARTH Courses, Fall 2021