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Fine Arts

Art History

About Art History

Creativity + Community + Collaboration = Mindset

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.

Lunder Alumni


Chumah Alumni


Thomas Alumni

Im Chan, 2002
Paper Conservator
Smithsonian Museum of
   American Art
Washington, DC

Laura Ferguson Chumah, 2010
Gallery Manager, SOCO Gallery
Charlotte NC

Tessa Thomas, 2007
Paper Conservation
Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto
Samuel H. Kress fellowship


Hunt Alumni


Chapman Alumni


Mollo Alumni

Courtney Hunt, 2008
Chattanooga Public Library &
Adjunct Art History Lecturer at
Cleveland State
Community College
Chattanooga TN

 Amy Chapman Crane, 2008
Amy’s Art Appraising
Art History Lecturer at
Horry-Georgetown Technical College, SC

Sarah Mollo, 2013
Cultural & Heritage Museum of
   York County, SC


Alon Alumni


Aileen Alon, 2008  (orange dress)
Arts & Cultural Initiatives Coordinator
at the Opa-locka Community
Development Corporation


Art History Activities

Careers of Winthrop’s Art History Alumni

Advanced Degrees Pursued by Art History Alumni

Art History at Winthrop Video


Laura Dufresne
Professor and Coordinator of Art History
102 McLaurin Hall

Alice Burmeister 
Associate Professor
247 McLaurin Hall 

Karen Stock
Associate Professor
104 McLaurin Hall 

Art History
102 McLaurin Hall
Rock Hill, SC 29733, USA
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