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.
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:
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.
Art History & Visual Studies
Art History courses put strong emphasis on the acquisition of skills in critical reading, visual analysis, problem solving, art historical research, and written and oral communication. Students from any college may choose to minor in art history.
College of Fine Arts
School of Art & Visual Studies
236 Bolivar Street
Lexington, KY 40508