History of Art
Located in the Spencer Museum of Art, The Kress Foundation Department of Art History offers a B.A., B.G.S or B.F.A. in art history.
Our faculty work closely with curators at both the Spencer Museum and The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, to give you firsthand access to an exceptional range of American, Asian, European, Latin American and African objects.
Study of the visual arts in their historical contexts enriches your understanding of human creativity and the human condition. The undergraduate curriculum in Art History will introduce you to the visual arts of the past and the present. Courses cover the arts of Europe, the United States, Africa, and East Asia, including China, Japan, Korea, and the art of Buddhism. Courses are offered in the history of architecture, photography, prints, and drawings.