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Art History

Department of Humanities

Art History is the study of particular artifacts of visual culture as ‘documents.’ A multi-disciplinary inquiry, drawing on many sources, it seeks both to understand how a work of art participates in the life of its world, and to gain through it insights into that world. With multiple means, Art History strives to “make the visible legible.”

The study of Art History complements all liberal learning since it broadens our perspective of the diversity of human experience in very tangible ways. It is an especially useful corollary to any major program in the Humanities, and may be pursued as a free-standing minor at Bemidji State University. This can contribute to graduate study and diverse career opportunities.

Career Directions

  • Art Educator
  • Art Historian
  • Cultural Resources Manager
  • Gallery Specialist
  • Journalist Critic
  • Museum Curator
  • Also: Graduate Study

Contact Info

Department of Humanities
Hagg-Sauer Hall 312
Phone: (218) 755-4355
Fax: (218) 755-2822

For more information see Art History in the Academic Catalog.