Art History

The study of art is the study of human expression. To know art is to know the people of foreign lands and ages past.

The great cycles of painting and scuplture in the Sistine Chapel and the Parthenon astound and inspire all who see them. Knowledge makes the experience much richer. There are many more marvels, large and small, across the world, all of which reward the curious gaze, and raise questions.

Why did Modern Art happen? Who are the great women painters? Why did cities like Florence and Paris become places where the arts flourished? Does it matter if a painting is no longer attributed to Rembrandt—and how can we tell?

Art history leads to careers in museums, galleries, universities, conservation laboratories, and auction houses. It adds immeasurably to any study of the humanities, and to any life of learning.

For more information about the study of art history and studio art at Centre, click here.

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