Art History

The history of art is the story of fascinating cultures, dramatic events and personal triumphs. And it all comes to vivid life through the renowned art historians teaching at Hanover College. These are no ordinary history classes. You’ll find Hanover students exploring firsthand the  masterpieces on display in cities as close as Cincinnati and as far away Florence, Italy, and Paris, France. Hanover is one of the few U.S. colleges of its size to offer extensive courses in Asian art history, where you might even try your hand at calligraphy. Through it all, you’ll learn how the great artists contributed to and reflected the history of their time.

Art is alive at Hanover

At Hanover, you'll get early practical experience in your field by curating an exhibition of visiting artists, students or the works in the our private collection. From label writing to lighting, you’ll progress step by step and gain valuable real-world experience that can make you a competitive candidate for internships, job opportunities and graduate schools. Hanover students often pursue positions such as: 

  • Museum curator 
  • Archivist 
  • Auctioneer 
  • Appraiser 
  • Specialist in the preservation and restoration of art

What do art history majors study?

  • History of Eastern art 
  • History of Western Art 
  • Other topics that interest you, from contemporary art to medieval art to the art of China and Japan.

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