Theodore Philip Cateforis, Chair
308 Bowne Hall
Romita Ray, Undergraduate Director
308 Bowne Hall
Luis Castañeda, Laurinda Dixon, Wayne Franits, Jeehee Hong, Richard Ingersoll, Matilde M. Mateo, Alick McLean, Jonathan Nelson, Gary M. Radke, Romita Ray, Sascha Scott
The Department of Art and Music Histories was one of the first in the country dedicated to the study of the history of art and music from an interdisciplinary perspective. The department offers courses in most major periods of the history of visual and musical arts from ancient to postmodern times. The research and teaching specialties of the department’s faculty include 19th-and 20th-century music, the history of opera, ethnomusicology, art and medicine in the early modern period, Italian Renaissance art, 17th-century Dutch painting, Asian Art, 19th- and 20th-century European art, and American and Latin American art. In view of the Department of Art and Music Histories interdisciplinary approach, courses examine the histories of art and music within the cultural, sociopolitical, economic, and religious contexts of the societies that created them.
The minor in art history requires 18 credits of coursework. These courses must be upper-level HOA courses (300 level and above) in art history, drawn from the list of departmental offerings below. However, students may petition to have up to 6 credits of selected topics courses in art history (HOA 300 or HOA 400 ) count toward the minor. In addition, students may petition to have up to 6 credits of art history courses taken outside the department count toward the minor.