Art history majors study works of art in their social, political, and intellectual contexts. They learn to think, read, and write about art and interpret visual imagery.
Art History Major
Students progress through chronological survey courses into upper-level seminars and research projects. The art history major culminates in the senior seminar, which includes the public presentation of research.
Art History Minor
The art history minor gives you a broad overview of some more advanced courses. Specialize in a particular period or style, or expand your knowledge to multiple topics.
What You'll Learn
I feel so fortunate to have studied in a program that so tirelessly supports, uplifts, and teaches its students about art history in a way that prepares them for the future.Johnna Henry
The Art History Student at Hollins
We train students in writing, art theory, and methodology, which culminates in the senior symposium where students present original research in scholarly papers. This experience gives them the skills they need to thrive in graduate programs.
What Makes Art History at Hollins Unique
Our senior year experience is as strong as that of any college, anywhere in America. Most students encounter their discipline’s critical issues for the first time in grad school, and the fact that our students are getting that in the fall of their senior year means they stand out in the graduate application process and are well prepared once they get there.Kathleen Nolan