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Department ofArt and Art History

Welcome to the Department of Art and Art History!

There are more images on your phone than anyone living 200 years ago would have seen in their lifetimes.

Studying art and art history teaches you to understand where images come from and how they work, giving you an advantage in an increasingly visual world.

Our interdisciplinary Studio Art major is grounded in studio practice and fine art skills, but also develops your writing and research abilities. Art History takes you beyond memorizing dates and brush strokes. We teach the lived and living history of art and how it affects the present.

Whether you create art or study it, the Department of Art & Art History will prepare you to think creatively, communicate effectively, and solve complex problemsinvaluable skills in the job market.

About Our Program

The Department of Art and Art History offers degree programs leading to the bachelor of arts in two undergraduate majors, art history and studio art, with courses in both disciplines fostering a thorough understanding of the history and practice of art. Department faculty encourage interdisciplinary connections with the Santa Clara community through course offerings that fulfill a wide range of college and undergraduate Core Curriculum requirements, as well as offering courses through the University Honors Program.

 

Exhibitions

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Student Exhibitions
Our graduating studio majors exhibit their work each year as part of their capstone projects.
 
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Our Gallery
Our beautiful gallery mounts several exhibitions every year and welcomes proposals for future exhibitions. 
Gallery Hours: M-F, 9am-4pm, except during University and department closure dates November 22-26 and December 20-31, 2021.
 
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Our Current Show
An artist and art instructor for 40 years at Sacramento State University, Jack Ogden’s work has influenced generations of Bay Area artists. Ogden is part of the internationally recognized Bay Area Figurative movement, which emerged in the greater San Francisco area in the 1950s and 1960s in response to abstract expressionism, then very much in vogue. Ogden’s work will provide historical insight into, and context for, this history of US painting.
 
Jack Ogden

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Beyond the Classroom

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