Art History 

Program Overview

The major in art history examines art created from the ancient to the contemporary worlds within broad historical and cultural contexts. By developing a visual vocabulary, multiple perspectives on key monuments, and an understanding of the cross-disciplinary nature of art history, students learn to analyze visual materials, organize ideas, and write and speak persuasively about representational issues.

The Manhattan College program takes advantage of the world-class architecture, galleries, libraries and museums in New York City. By emphasizing historical research, written analysis, and observational interpretation, the art history major helps prepare students for careers in museum and gallery curatorship, marketing and media, and teaching, as well as professions that require visual analysis such as creative art, international relations, law and medicine.