College of Fine Arts

Art History - Minor

21

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Rob Jensen

Director of the School of Art & Visual Studies

College of Fine Arts

College of Fine Arts

School of Art & Visual Studies

236 Bolivar Street

Lexington, KY 40508

Program website

859-257-8151

  • Minor

The Minor in Art History focuses on the development of the visual arts, particularly the histories of "high" or "fine" art, within a broad liberal arts tradition. Students study artistic images, objects and events representing diverse cultures within a global context.

Careers

Students of Art History & Visual Studies will graduate with valuable, marketable skills to include visual analysis, critical writing and thinking and a sophisticated understanding of the increasingly visual culture we all live and work in. Students have undertaken internships on-campus at the UK Art Museum and in nationally-recognized institutions such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

Career opportunities in Art History & Visual Studies:

  • Curating
  • Teaching
  • Arts management
  • Gallery Director
  • Publishing
  • Art journalism
University of Kentucky student Elizabeth Glass recently participated in a highly competitive internship at the Cloisters Museum and Garden at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. At the Metropolitan, Glass mainly worked at the Cloisters giving tours and helped maintain and expand the department’s collection database.

Elizabeth Glass

Art History & Visual Studies

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Rob Jensen

Director of the School of Art & Visual Studies

College of Fine Arts

College of Fine Arts

School of Art & Visual Studies

236 Bolivar Street

Lexington, KY 40508

859-257-8151

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