Art History

Degree Type Bachelor of Arts
Department Art and Art History
Academic Division The College
Offerings Minor
The Department of Art and Art History includes a major and a minor in art history, as well as a minor in cultural heritage and museum studies. Art history classes are small – with caps on lecture courses set at 25 – and plentiful, with all courses taught in state-of-the-art facilities.

Art History

In a world that has become increasingly dependent on images, and in an age marked by the manipulation of information through them, the importance of understanding the vitality of visual literacy and the challenges facing image-makers and image-readers has never been so strongly felt. The discipline of art history provides students with the intellectual tools to consider these issues and fosters an academic forum in which to address them thoughtfully, critically and innovatively.

Andrea Lepage

Department Head

Caryl Bryant

Administrative Assistant


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After W&L

The study of art history has provided opportunities for recent majors, including careers in museums, theaters, nonprofits, arts agencies and camps. Other majors have pursued museum internships across the globe.

Meet the Faculty

At W&L, students enjoy small classes and close relationships with professors who educate and nurture.