Art History

The Art History emphasis is the study of human visual expression from its earliest manifestations in the Paleolithic to the present. Interdisciplinary to its core, art history seeks to describe the physical, visual, social, and philosophical dimensions of works of art. At USU, the art history B.A. offers two tracks, one focused on developing a depth of knowledge in the field of art history, the other on linking art historical study of a particular theme or period to related fields. The program features opportunities for hands-on research experience, museum internships, and study abroad. The B.A. in art history equips you with the skills employers most value: effective oral and written communication, critical thinking and analytical reasoning, the ability to analyze and solve complex problems, familiarity with foreign languages, and the ability to innovate and be creative.

Program Resources

Coming Attractions

Find out what to will be part of our ARTH courses for the coming semesters!

Fall 2022    Spring 2023

Students' Work

3 Perspectives LatinxArt Exhibition: May 2-August 20, 2022

3 Perspectives LatinxArt Exhibition: May 20-August 20, 2022, part of the ARTH 3295 Latinx Art course Spring 2022

Dr. Laura Gelfand's ARTH 4730 Baroque and Rococo Art, Spring 2021

Students in Dr. Laura Gelfand's ARTH 4730 Baroque and Rococo Art were asked to recreate a work of Italian Baroque art using only themselves, or a willing collaborator, and objects they have around their homes. They were asked to submit their recreation together with an image of the work they were copying, following the format seen in Instagram posts. Here are the results:

Dr. Alexa Sand's ARTH 3620 Early Christian and Byzantine Art, Fall 2021

This exhibit was the collective work of the ten students enrolled in Professor Sand's Fall 2021 Early Christian and Byzantine art history course at Utah State University. These students each undertook individual research projects according to their interests, but also worked in teams of two and collaboratively as a whole group to design and produce the exhibit, with support from Becky Thoms, Head of Digital Initiatives for USU Libraries, and her team. View the virtual exhibition in Digital Commons.

Art History Faculty