Art History

The Department of Art History plays a vital role in the intellectual life of Fordham University's undergraduates, teaching students necessary skills to analyze and appreciate non-verbal modes of expression.

Art History courses explore visual production from a wide range of cultures: European (ancient through modern); Latin American (ancient through modern); Asian Art; and the contemporary United States. For more information about our program please visit our blog Art Ramblings.

Digital Projects

Most of our upper-level courses have a digital component focused on giving students the opportunity to contextualize and share their research beyond the classroom. We use digital platforms like Omeka to teach students how to curate art collections and online exhibitions for a public audience. Some of our digital projects adopt emerging media and technology, such as digital mapping, image annotation, and video production tools to give students the opportunity to engage in scholarly research in a digital context. Below you will find a few of our digital projects.

Aztec Art in NYC

Aztec Art in NYC

ARHI 4250

Medieval Art in the USA

ARHI 2365
Japanese Visual Culture

Japanese Visual Culture

ARHI 2221

Honors Art at the Met

HPRH 1003
Seventeenth-Century Art

Seventeenth-Century Art

ARHI 2450

Art for Arctic's Sake

ARHI 4100

Looking Ahead

Many careers are open to Art History Majors. The skills and knowledge from classes and department-sponsored internships are the foundation for a range of work in the arts and business worlds. Talk with professors about future plans and explore Career Options for Art History Majors – some of the jobs open to you may be surprising

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