Art History Courses

As an art history major, you will have the opportunity to take courses that deal with the artistic production of Europe, North America, Asia, Africa and Oceania. You will study a variety of media -painting, sculpture, architecture, and even film - from antiquity to the recent past. Many courses focus on the art of a particular place and time, while others follow a theme (such as gender or representations of the Other) through different cultural moments.

Whatever the topic, our courses often include the chance to study original works of art. The College's art holdings are rich and include:

  • the Chu-Griffis Asian Art Collection
  • Old Master prints, Japanese woodcuts, and American prints housed in the Wetmore Print Collection
  • a growing collection of African art
  • on-campus works by prominent 20th-century sculptors (among them, Louise Nevelson and Sol Le Witt)
  • the Lyman Allyn Art Museum, a community-based museum with particular strengths in American art, within easy walking distance of Cummings Art Center

Course offerings in the major include:

  • African Art
  • Chinese Art and Religion
  • Garden to Wilderness: Nature in Western Art from the Renaissance to Modernity
  • Images of State, Family and Individual in Ancient Rome
  • Modern Art of the Early 20th Century
  • Race and Space

For a complete list of offerings, visit the course catalog.

Contact Information:

Phone: 860-439-2797
Fax: 860-439-5339
Department of Art History
Connecticut College
Box 5595
270 Mohegan Avenue
New London, CT 06320-4196