Art History & Visual Culture students may also be interested in the Museum Studies Specialization...

Art History & Visual Culture

Art History & Visual Culture

PHILOSOPHY

Students of art history and visual culture seek to investigate the production, form, and reception of images and objects, past and present, from a multi-cultural perspective, incorporating painting, sculpture, and architecture as conventionally defined by art history but extending beyond these boundaries to material culture and a wide range of media. Art History and Visual Culture poses questions regarding the social, economic, religious, philosophical and psychological influences affecting those who consume as well as those who produce images and objects. Broadly defined, we ask how values and beliefs are given material form and how these forms themselves can be interpreted. Cognate study provides additional opportunities to explore visual culture from the perspectives of a wide range of fields.  Many art history students also enroll in the Museum Studies minor and find employment at the Broad Art Museum MSU.

 

CAREER POSSIBILITIES

Successful graduates have gone on to internationally prestigious M.A. and Ph.D. programs in art history and pursued careers in teaching, museums, galleries, historic preservation, and non-profit arts organizations. Undergraduate majors find wide-ranging opportunities to use their visual skills in fields such as marketing, advertising, and consulting.

 

 

NEWS

History of Art New Publication Lecture Series
April 4, 2017 LEARN MORE

2016 Art History and Visual Culture Symposium
December 2, 2016 LEARN MORE

Panda Express Mural Design Competition
November 7, 2016 LEARN MORE

HA Symposium

2015 ART HISTORY AND VISUAL CULTURE UNDERGRADUATE SYMPOSIUM//DEC. 4// KRESGE ART CENTER 108//1-5PM

 2015 ART HISTORY AND VISUAL CULTURE UNDERGRADUATE SYMPOSIUM

Teaching with Tech: Practical Uses of Digital Technology in the Arts and Culture Classroom showcases the recent work of both faculty and students who are exploring innovative uses of digital tools to rethink teaching and learning both in and out of the higher education classroom.

 

 

Alumni Event

ART HISTORY AND VISUAL CULTURE ALUMNI SYMPOSIUM

On Friday, March 18, 2016 from 10AM to 12PM, join art history and visual culture alumni from the Department of Art, Art History, and Design at Michigan State University as they discuss the field of art history and various career opportunities based on their own experience and perspectives.