An art history minor will train you to understand patterns and visual shifts throughout history and build an appreciation for the insights of the creative mind. Our small classes, led by a faculty of working artists and art historians, offer a foundation in the mechanics of the visual arts, as well as a detailed look at the full sweep of artistic periods and movements. Art history is offered as a minor only.
“Studying art at Hillsdale involves operating in a visual arena where life-affirming values of love of beauty and the dignity of man are primary.”
Sam Knecht, Art
History of Art: Renaissance through ModernRead More about "History of Art: Renaissance through Modern"
A follow-up to Art 203, this course surveys Renaissance, Baroque and the parade of changing styles of the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries.Read More about "History of Art: Renaissance through Modern"
History of American ArtRead More about "History of American Art"
A study of art and architecture of the geographic region of the United States from older Indian cultures through European colonial to modern American art.Read More about "History of American Art"
Incoming freshmen interested in pursuing an art major or minor can apply for partial tuition scholarships.
The art department is housed in the Fine Arts Building. In addition to several art studios and classrooms, art faculty and students have access to a gallery and a graphic design lab.
Alpha Rho Tau
Alpha Rho Tau is a campus honorary that promotes activities in the Art Department, such as field trips to art museums and bringing artists, art history programs and exhibits to campus.