Art and Art History

The Department of Art and Art History offers to the student, regardless of experience or major, the opportunity to develop a sensitivity to visual language through studio work and the study of the history of art.

Art and Art History: Faculty and Staff

Professor

David P. McCarthy. 1991. B.A., Gettysburg College; Ph.D., University of Delaware. (Modern, contemporary, and American art history.)

Associate Professors

A. Victor Coonin. 1995. B.A., Oberlin College; M.A. Syracuse University; Ph.D., Rutgers University. (Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque art history.)
Erin Harmon. 2003. Chair. B.A., San Diego State University; M.F.A., Rhode Island School of Design. (Painting and Drawing.)

Assistant Professors

Joel Parsons. 2014. B.A., Rhodes College; M.F.A., School of the Art Institute of Chicago. (Sculpture and Performance.)
Miriam G. Clinton. 2015. B.A., Yale University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania (Art and Archaeology of the Mediterranean World.)
Ryan Rasmussen. 2015. B.F.A., University of Minnesota; M.F.A., University of Iowa. (Sculpture and Drawing.)
Darren Douglas Floyd. 2016. B.A., The College of Wooster; M.F.A., Temple University. (Digital Arts, Video, Film and New Media.)

Director, Clough-Hanson Gallery

Joel Parsons. 2014. B.A., Rhodes College; M.F.A., School of the Art Institute of Chicago. (Sculpture and Performance.)

Curator, Visual Resources Collection

Rosanna Parrella Meindl. 2014. B.A., Lewis and Clark College; M.A., University of Oregon (Asian Studies.)

Staff

Stephanie Cage. Departmental Assistant.

The Clough-Hanson Gallery, located in Clough Hall, brings to campus exhibitions of contemporary art from September through March. In April and early May, the gallery hosts two student exhibitions: the Juried Student Exhibit and the Senior Thesis Exhibit.

The Department of Art and Art History offers three majors to meet students’ particular interests and post-graduate goals: Art, Art History, and a combined Art and Art History sequence.

Requirements for a Major in Art

For the student interested in art as a vocation, for teaching, or for further study in graduate school, a program of studies is preferable. The following courses are required.

A total of forty-eight (48) credits as follows:

  1. Studio Art: two of the following 100-level courses: 101, 105, 107.
  2. 485, 486.
  3. Art History: 151, 152.
  4. Three additional courses in studio at the 200 level or above (at least one of which must be at the 300 level)
  5. Three additional courses in the department of Art and Art History (of which no more than one may be Art History with the exception of the Art 260-Curation in Context course, or by petition.)

Requirements for a Major in Art History

For those students interested in the study of art history with graduate school as a possible goal, this program of study is suggested. The following courses are required.

A total of forty-eight (48) credits as follows:

  1. Studio Art: 101 and either 105 or 107.
  2. Art History: 151, 152, 218, 223, 242, 485,
  3. One additional course in each of the three areas, at least one of which must be 300 level:
    1. Ancient studies (Prehistoric through Roman.) (may include 209, 219, 220, 353, and 265/365-Special Topics in Ancient Art History.)
    2. Medieval through Baroque. (may include 221, 226, 228, 356, 265/365-Special Topics in Medieval through Baroque Art History.)
    3. Modern (post 1800.) (may include 234, 241, 245, 330, 260, 265/365-Special Topics in Modern Art History.)
  4. One additional course in Art History at 200 level or above.

German and/or French through the 201-level are strongly recommended for those students planning to pursue graduate work in art history.

Requirements for a Major in Art and Art History

A total of sixty-four (64) credits as follows:

  1. Studio Art: 101 and either 105 or 107.
  2. Art 485, Art 486, and Art History 485.
  3. Art History: 151, 152, 218, 223, 242.
  4. Three additional courses in studio at the 200 level or above (at least one of which must be at the 300 level.)
  5. Three additional courses in the department of Art and Art History at the 200 level or above.

Requirements for a Minor in Art

A total of twenty-eight (28) credits as follows:

  1. Studio Art: two of the following: 101, 105, 107.
  2. Art History: either 151 or 152.
  3. 485.
  4. Three additional courses in studio Art at 200-level or above.

Requirements for a Minor in Art History

A total of twenty-eight (28) credits as follows:

  1. Art: one of the following: 101, 105, 107.
  2. Art History: 151, 152, 218, 223, 242.
  3. 485.

Honors in Art and Art History

  1. In the spring of the junior year, an art major, in consultation with an appropriate member of the art faculty, may write a proposal for honors work in the senior year. The department must approve the proposal.
  2. An overall grade of A- on the thesis or project itself is required for honors credit.