- Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Art history at Oberlin offers majors the chance to study art from around the world, including Africa and the Black Atlantic, East Asia, Islamic cultures and the West. Coursework will broaden an art history major’s historical knowledge, visual sensitivity, and expertise, and hone their ability to write analytically and critically.
Why Study Art History at Oberlin?
Curating Art History
Erik Inglis ’89, professor of medieval art history, describes some of the art in the campus-based Allen Memorial Art Museum. The Allen and its diverse collection of original works serve as a teaching resource for faculty. Inglis describes how students are involved in expanding and enhancing the museum’s collection.
Exploring Art History
Associate Professor Christina Neilson discusses the range of curricular and extracurricular opportunities that await students who decide to study art history at Oberlin. Neilson, cochair of the Department of Art History, specializes in renaissance and baroque art history, and teaches such courses as Gender and Visua Arts in Europe 1450-1700 and Art of Italian Renaissance.
- ARTS 150 - Approaches to Western Art 4 credits
- ARTS 299 - Methods of Art History 4 credits
- ARTS 353 - Paintings, Portraits, and Prints: Arabic and Persian Book Arts 4 credits
- ARTS 471 - Accessibility & Disability in Contemporary Art 4 credits
Art History Faculty
Art history faculty members are both scholars and teachers whose focus is on undergraduate education. Their specialties include Africa and the Black Atlantic, East Asia, Islamic culture, medieval art and history, and contemporary art history.Explore Faculty within Art History
Art History Faculty
- Associate Professor of Art History and East Asian Studies
- Fulbright Teaching Fellow
- Visiting Assistant Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art History
- Professor of Medieval Art History
- Associate Professor of Renaissance and Baroque Art History
- Assistant Professor of Art History