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Suzanne MacAulay, Director
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Course offerings in art history at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs reflect the unique strengths of local and regional museum collections in the areas of Native American, Hispanic, Spanish Colonial, and Modern and Contemporary art. Courses in these areas are complemented by fieldwork and visits to museums and historic sites in Denver, Colorado Springs, the San Luis Valley, Taos, Santa Fe and New York City. Many additional courses are offered in ancient art, Western European art, art of the Pacific Rim, African art, African American art, feminist art and theory, and the history of photography round out the major. The art history major is also supported by a group of lower and upper division courses required of all students in the Visual and Performing Arts Department that focus on the intersections of art, film, theatre, and music.


For Art History Majors Local Institutions National + International
Writing About Art Heller Center for Arts & Humanities Metropolitan Museum of Art
Chicago Manual of Style Online Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center MoMA | The Museum of Modern Art
art:21 Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver The J. Paul Getty Museum & Villa
ARTstor Sangre de Cristo Art and Conference Center Smithsonian
CAA | College Art Association CU Art Museum SFMOMA
AIA | Archaeological Institute of America Denver Art Museum British Museum Vance Kirkland Museum Louvre
  Museo de las Americas
Uffizi Gallery
  Site Santa Fe   State Hermitage Museum
    Museo Nacional del Prado
    Kyoto National Museum

Art History and Museum Studies in the News

Greg Allen, "10 Rules for Students and Teachers From John Cage (given to him by Sister Corita Kent)," the making of, March 25, 2014.

Anonymous, "In Defense of Art History: Against the Neoliberal Imagination," Red Wedge, February 21, 2014.

Michael Bérubé, "The Humanities Declining? Not According to the Numbers," The Chronicle of Higher Education, July 1, 2013.

Patricia Cohen, "N.E.A. Funds Benfit Both Rich and Poor, Study Finds," New York Times, February 4, 2014.

Andrew M. Goldstein, "Art 101: How to Pronounce Artists' Names, Vol. 1," Artspace, January 2, 2013.

Tom Jacobs, "To Boost Creativity, Study Abroad," Pacific Standard, August 6, 2012.

David C. Levy, "At The Corcoran, A History of Big Mistakes," Washington Post, February 21, 2014.

Alanna Martinez and Chloe Wyma, "20 Top Artist Grants and Fellowships You Actually Might Be Able to Get," ARTINFO, April 19, 2012.

Ben Mauk, "Who Owns This Image?," The New Yorker, February 14, 2014.

Elizabeth Merritt, "Museum Jobs That Didn't Exist in 2003," Center for the Future of Museums,, September 5, 2013.

Robinson Meyer, "A Guide to the Web's Growing Set of Free Image Collections," The Atlantic,
August 14, 2013.

Virginia Postrel, "How Art History Majors Power the U.S. Economy," Bloomberg, January 5, 2012.

Ashley Sanders, "Personal Finance in Grad School," Inside Higher Ed, April 17, 2014.

Art History and Art Club

Check out the Art History and Art Club at UCCS!