The major in art history examines art in its historical contexts. Rigorous training in the history of visual culture equips students with the analytical and writing skills essential to success in many fields. It prepares them to shape the world as engaged, critical, and creative citizens.
- Be guided by faculty who are internationally recognized experts in their fields
- Change the way you see the world
- Work and explore in San Antonio’s excellent museums and galleries
What You'll Study
A Curriculum that Crosses Centuries and Continents
Scholars and Teachers
Art history faculty are among the foremost specialists in their fields internationally and have particular expertise in the art of Mesopotamia, late Medieval and Renaissance art, nineteenth- and twentieth-century painting and photography, Latin American art, and architectural history.
From San Antonio to the World
The study of art history extends far beyond the classroom. Students learn and work in San Antonio’s excellent museums and galleries and in the streets of this historic city.
Honors may be awarded to those students who complete a thesis during the senior year.
Students may serve as research assistants to faculty members or undertake summer research supported by a Mellon Summer Research Fellowship.
Venture to London, Paris, Florence, Edinburgh, Mexico City, Tokyo, and around the world!
The art history programs make full use of San Antonio’s rich cultural resources. Students routinely work in local museums and galleries.
The Michael and Noémi Neidorff Art Gallery serves the Trinity University by presenting dynamic programs of exhibitions, lectures, and events.
The Stieren Arts Enrichment Series brings distinguished artists and art historians to campus to lecture and show their work.
When You Graduate
The World Transformed
No discipline better equips students with the analytical, discriminative, and descriptive skills essential for success in every field.
Trinity graduates are regularly admitted to prestigious graduate programs and hired by major cultural and educational institutions.
Graduate Schools or Programs:
- Courtauld Institute of Art
- New York University
- Northwestern University
- Princeton University
- Sotheby's Institute of Art
- University of Chicago
- University of Texas at Austin
- Winterthur (University of Delaware)
- Art Conservation
- Historic Preservation
- Museums and Galleries
Notable Companies who have Hired Trinity Graduates:
- Binghamton University
- J. Paul Getty Museum
- Los Angeles County Museum of Art
- Philbrook Museum of Art
- San Antonio Museum of Art
- TGB Partners
- University of South Carolina
- Wheaton College
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