The discipline of art history and field of visual culture studies move across a spectrum of social and historical contexts and conceptual frameworks. Students taking courses in AHVCS focus on histories of artistic production and material culture. They investigate the lives of images and artifacts, and consider how visual practices have shaped values, experience, identity and action.
Dennis Crockett (Chair)
A student who enters Whitman without any prior college-level preparation in art history will have to complete 36 credits to fulfill the …
What can you do with a degree in Art History and Visual Culture Studies?
Open educational resources, regional arts organizations and Whitman resources
Freely available image archives, catalogs and databases from major institutions