ART HISTORY MAJOR
Diverse time periods. Global movements. Powerful stories. It's not just learning about art; it's about gaining the skill set needed to build a career out of it.
ART HISTORY MINOR
From history to research to analysis, this minor perfectly complements interdisciplinary study. When it comes to unique and creative career paths, everything goes with art.
CURATORIAL STUDIES MINOR
Calling all museum lovers: put your passion on display with hands-on, behind-the-scenes experiences in the art of exhibition, presentation and interpretation.
Early College Program
High school juniors and seniors of color experience four weeks of learning, training and doing all things art -- because it's never too early to start an art history or curatorial career.
Events
Artist talks, gallery crawls, open studio sessions, and "Beyond the White Cube" events -- all open to the public and created with you in mind.
Careers + Internships
Art studies knows no boundaries -- especially when it comes to learning. From scholarships and internships to local and global travel, the opportunities are endless.

CAU Alumna Highlight

Amy Sherald
Photo: Justin T. Gellerson

Amy Sherald, C'97

Amy Sherald typically paints portraits of ordinary African Americans she encounters in everyday situations such as on the street or in the grocery store or at the airport. She has described her artmaking as an act to “image the versions of ourselves that thrive when extricated from the dominant historical narrative.” Keenly aware that Black subjects largely have been  omitted from the history of art, Sherald recently explained, “My paintings hold up a mirror to the present and reflect real experiences of blackness today and historically, in everyday life and within the historical art canon.”

In 2018, Sherald’s official portrait of First Lady Michelle Obama was unveiled at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C.

Obama. 2018