• <a href="/live/image/gid/665/width/650/87152_Art_history_main_image.jpg" class="lw_preview_image lw_disable_preview" tabindex="-1"><picture class="lw_image lw_image87152"> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/665/width/720/height/690/crop/1/87152_Art_history_main_image.rev.1613003330.webp 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/665/width/720/height/690/crop/1/87152_Art_history_main_image.rev.1613003330.webp 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/665/width/720/height/690/crop/1/87152_Art_history_main_image.rev.1613003330.webp 3x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/665/width/720/height/690/crop/1/87152_Art_history_main_image.rev.1613003330.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/665/width/720/height/690/crop/1/87152_Art_history_main_image.rev.1613003330.jpg 3x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/665/width/720/height/690/crop/1/87152_Art_history_main_image.rev.1613003330.jpg" alt="Associate Professor of Art History Dawn Odell was awarded the Lorry Lokey Faculty Excellence Awar..." width="720" height="690" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/665/width/720/height/690/crop/1/87152_Art_history_main_image.rev.1613003330.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/665/width/720/height/690/crop/1/87152_Art_history_main_image.rev.1613003330.jpg 3x" data-max-w="3200" data-max-h="2136" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </a><div class="hero-split_image_caption collapsable-caption"> Associate Professor of Art History Dawn Odell was awarded the Lorry Lokey Faculty Excellence Award in 2019. </div>

We offer our students an exciting and synergistic learning environment in which to study art in historical and theoretical contexts. We work to ensure that students graduate with the ability to think creatively and critically, both through the art they produce and in the way they analyze and discuss past and contemporary art. We are committed to helping students achieve the visual literacy that is increasingly essential to negotiating the world today. We prepare students to pursue advanced degrees in graduate school; for careers as visual artists or in galleries, museums, or arts administration; and for a life enriched by the visual arts.


  • My involvement with LEAP and Mixed LC not only challenged my leadership abilities, but has also helped me grow as a student, as a mentor, and as an individual.

    Jennifer Anderson BA ’19
    Kailua Kona, Hawai‘i
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  • I decided to study international affairs because I want to make a real difference in the world and try to help people.

    Jason Kowalski BA ’24
    Vancouver, Washington
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  • My decision to double major in German studies and art history was easy. Both departments’ professors showcase their love of the subject so well that it made me want to follow them and learn more.

    Jack Hanning BA ’21
    Tulsa, Oklahoma
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