Why Choose Art History?
Access to Art
Where better to study than in one of the greatest art centers in the world: New York City. Whether you are looking for an internship or inspiration on a personal project, you will have access to world-class museums and galleries including:
- The Metropolitan Museum of Art
- The Guggenheim Museum
- The Museum of Modern Art
- The International Center of Photography
- Chelsea and Brooklyn galleries
- The Whitney Museum
- The Morgan Library & Museum
- The New Museum of Contemporary Art
- The Brooklyn Museum
The Community on Campus
There is also a growing art presence on campus that you can be a part of. A great place to start is in the Performing Arts & Visual Culture residence community. You will live in a residence hall with other students who enjoy the arts and get to know the community’s faculty adviser. As a group, you will visit galleries and art studios, enjoy on-campus art workshops and talk about what interests you.
You can turn your passion for art into a profession. Being able to study and interpret images is a valuable skill in every subject area. Employers are in need of people who can write and speak persuasively about how things are visually represented. A minor in art history is also a great option if your major is English, psychology, communication, modern languages, philosophy, history, sociology, marketing or even civil engineering.