Art history degree students 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
Hollins: Too Great to Keep to Ourselves
Hollins just isn’t one thing. It’s different for every one of us, and it changes on a daily basis. It’s in that moment when Hollins becomes more than a school. Your classmates become our sisters. Your professors become your mentors. Classrooms and studios become your dorm room. Moody Plaza becomes your personal patio, and the dining hall becomes the main source of your entertainment. It’s when you unconsciously call Hollins home.
Gabrielle Awuma, development assistant, Phillips Collection, Washington, DC
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
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