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Department ofArt and Art History

Art 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.

Featured Stories

Ryan Carrington
Carrington Kicks Off the CAH Spring Faculty Fellows Series

CAH 2020-21 faculty fellow Ryan Carrington (Studio Art) will launch our Spring Fellows Events Series with a chance to (virtually) visit his studio in the Dowd building to see where he works, how he works, and what he's working on.

Student Publications in the Bowdoin Journal of Art

Featuring Art History Students Alex McCarty '18, Persia Liu '22 and Alex Quan '21

    Contact Us

    Andrea Pappas, Ph.D., Department Chair
    Mitch Grieb, Department Manager
    Office: 408-554-4594
    Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8am-5pm

    Location: The Department of Art & Art History is located in the Edward M. Dowd Art and Art History Building #775.