Art is all around us, not just in museums or galleries, and through classes in art history students sharpen their perception of visual images in a world where ideas and information are increasingly communicated through visual media. Art is often regarded as concrete evidence of the human desire to communicate. In Art History we investigate this evidence, from building to bowl, cave painting to contemporary performance art, with a concern for form, meaning and cultural context. The Winthrop University Art History Program provides courses covering the arts of the world, from Africa to Europe, and Asia to the Americas. An Undergraduate can major or minor in art history and any student interested in music, literature, psychology, anthropology, politics and many other areas will find a complement to these subjects in art history.
Im Chan, 2002Paper ConservatorSmithsonian Museum of American Art Washington, DC
Laura Ferguson Chumah, 2010Gallery Manager, SOCO GalleryCharlotte NC
Tessa Thomas, 2007Paper ConservationArt Gallery of Ontario in TorontoSamuel H. Kress fellowship
Courtney Hunt, 2008Chattanooga Public Library & Adjunct Art History Lecturer atCleveland State Community CollegeChattanooga TN
Amy Chapman Crane, 2008Amy’s Art AppraisingArt History Lecturer atHorry-Georgetown Technical College, SC
Sarah Mollo, 2013Cultural & Heritage Museum of York County, SC
Aileen Alon, 2008 (orange dress)Arts & Cultural Initiatives Coordinator at the Opa-locka Community Development Corporation
Careers of Winthrop’s Art History Alumni
Advanced Degrees Pursued by Art History Alumni
Art History at Winthrop Video
Due to the prescriptive and evolving nature of the various degree programs within the Department of Fine Arts, the Department Chair and Art History faculty have identified the fifth or sixth semester junior year (in addition to multiple summer study options) is generally a good semester to study abroad. Through a combination of language, art history, studio, humanities and conservation and arts administrative courses at the abroad institution and Winthrop distance learning, students are able to study abroad without delaying graduation. It is imperative however, that students work with their art history advisor, or the department chair, prior to selecting a study abroad institution and planned course of study abroad to insure transfer and major credit.
Laura Dufresne Professor 102 McLaurin Hall 803/323-2661 firstname.lastname@example.org Alice Burmeister Associate Professor and Coordinator of Art History247 McLaurin Hall 803/323-2656 email@example.com
Karen StockProfessor104 McLaurin Hall firstname.lastname@example.org