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 and 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.
Art History and Museum Studies in the News
Michael Bérubé, "The Humanities Declining? Not According to the Numbers," The Chronicle of Higher Education, July 1, 2013.
Alanna Martinez and Chloe Wyma, "20 Top Artist Grants and Fellowships You Actually Might Be Able to Get," April 19, 2012, ARTINFO.com.
Elizabeth Merritt, "Museum Jobs That Didn't Exist in 2003," September 5, 2013, Center for the Future of Museums, Blogger.com.
Robinson Meyer, "A Guide to the Web's Growing Set of Free Image Collections," August 14, 2013, The Atlantic.com.
Virginia Postrel, "How Art History Majors Power the U.S. Economy," January 5, 2012, Bloomberg.com.
Check out the Art History and Art Club at UCCS!