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Meet our Art History Majors and Alumnae

Majoring in Art History can take you where you want to go!

The undergraduate program in Art History provides students with the analytical skills to understand all forms of visual expression intrinsic to human experience. Students learn about past and present artistic traditions that have shaped our world and gain the critical tools to interpret works of art, architecture, print media, photography and all forms of visual culture.

"I think art has the power of making sense of this complex and contradictory world we live in," says Diego Atehortua, an art history major. "It makes things visual and more tangible. And it doesn't have to be permanent; it can be as ephemeral as a performance."

Study Art History

  •  Understand histories
  • Comprehend cultures
  •  See art through fresh perspectives

 

 

 

 

The Department of Art History is part of the School of Arts and Sciences

As an Art History major in the School of Arts and Sciences, you’ll have full access to a liberal arts education that spans 34 programs for undergraduates. You will acquire both the specialized knowledge of the field you choose to study in depth, and broad knowledge of the world from the renowned scholar-teachers at Rutgers. You’ll graduate ready to meet contemporary challenges in your workplace, in your hometown, and in the global community.

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Internship in Historic Preservation

Internship Requirements for the Certificate in Historic Preservation

An internship involves registration for 3 credits under the rubric of:

082:447 or 448, “Internship in Historic Preservation” for undergraduate students

One internship is required for the Certificate Program in Historic Preservation. For each internship the student must put in 14 days of work at the chosen institution. The student keeps a journal – a brief account, day by day, or work done, etc., and also submits a two- to three-page summary of his/her activities. These should be handed in to the Director of the Program in Historic Preservation in the Art History Department by the last day of classes – preferably a week or so before. (Those enrolled in the course retroactively, in the fall semester, for a summer internship may hand in the journal & report close to the end of the fall semester).

The intern is not paid by the host institution, which may offer money only for transport and meals. Most host institutions will consider commuting time as part of the day, but the student must negotiate this individually.

The student’s supervisor at the host institution will be requested to provide an evaluation on a standard form, which will be sent out shortly before the end of the semester. For a student doing an internship in the summer, requirements are the same except that as there are no provisions for 447, 448/ 590, 591 in the summer, the student will do the internship and then register for the relevant course(s) the following autumn.

Students planning to undertake an internship as part of the Certificate Program should consult with Professor Tod Marder, Director of the Program, well in advance to review opportunities and receive approval for the internship.

Undergraduate Awards


2009:

Bzdak Award

Marisa Muller

Quigley Award

Kishan Mistry
Aneta Biesiadecka .

2008 Art History Honors Students

Sarah Filik
Veronica Man
Sakina Namazi
Tae Richmond
Kimberly Roode
Runxiao Zhu

The honors leaders were Kim Sels and Olivia Gruber Florek


2008:

Bzdak Award

Dorothea Lewis

Quigley Award

Sarah Filik
Nina Khachiyan .

2008 Art History Honors Students

Stephanie Biron
Sarah Dziamba
Jana Gojdosova
Grace Paik
Lauren Rotella
Rachel Newman

The honors leaders were Susannah Fisher and Ricki Sablove


2007:

Bzdak Award
Jessica Marino was the winner of the Bzdak Award for study in Milan.

Quigley Award
The Patrick J. Quigley IV Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Monvan Hu and Andrea Bachynsky.

2007 Art History Honors Students

Alison Bauman
Katie Blouse
Andromeda Huff
Ajanta Jonnalagadda
Anna Khachiyan
Daniel Palmer
Alisa Stanislaw
Seth Tipton

Thanks to the honors leaders – Lisa West and Patrick Coleman


2006:

Quigley Award
This year’s recipients of the Patrick J. Quigley memorial scholarship are Anna Khachiyan and Kerensa Wood.

Bzdak Award
Daniel Palmer is the winner of the Bzdak award for study in Milan.

2006 Art History Honors Students:

Noelle Marchetta
Jamie Sanecki
Amanda Smith
Candice Yates
Douglass College has awarded Jamie Sanecki a prize for an "outstanding" honors thesis.

Thanks to our honors leaders – Karen Lloyd and Diana Bramham

Undergraduate accomplishments:

Sarah Beetham was accepted to University of Delaware’s graduate program in Art History.

Cristina Toma has been accepted to UCLA to study architecture.


2005

Quigley Award winners:
Jamie Sanecki
Olga Henkin

Honors Students:

Sarah Beetham – Highest Honors (Also Henry Rutgers)
Michele Glosup – High Honors
Tracey Sperling – High Honors
Hannah Thomas – Honors (Also Mabel Douglass)
Jennie Woo – High Honors

Thanks to the Honors leaders, Sascha Scott and Katie Poole.


Phi Beta Kappa:

Julia Afanassieva
Olga Gonzalez
Julie Hoeskstra
Gabriela Moya
Jamie Sanecki (nominated in her junior year)
Hannah Thomas
Blaire Walsh

Educational Goals

The goal of art history courses is to enable students to identify, discuss, and interpret works of art and architecture. Students should demonstrate their knowledge of a large set of visual artifacts from a diverse range of periods and geographic regions and be able to place them within their historical contexts. They should be able to employ skills of critical thinking in their written and oral expression and be able to construct an historical argument that incorporates images in a meaningful way. Majors and minors should be able to recognize and understand the fundamental interpretive methods engaged by art historians and should employ the appropriate technologies for conducting research in the history of art, including print and electronic resources.

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Educational Goals

The goal of art history courses is to enable students to identify, discuss, and interpret works of art and architecture. Students should demonstrate their knowledge of a large set of visual artifacts from a diverse range of periods and geographic regions and be able to place them within their historical contexts. They should be able to employ skills of critical thinking in their written and oral expression and be able to construct an historical argument that incorporates images in a meaningful way. Majors and minors should be able to recognize and understand the fundamental interpretive methods engaged by art historians and should employ the appropriate technologies for conducting research in the history of art, including print and electronic resources.

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