Student in the fine art conservation lab at the Owens Art Gallery.
Art history is integral to the study of art and visual culture. It provides valuable insight into history, philosophy, and the humanities in general.

Using an interdisciplinary approach, students are encouraged to examine a broad range of visual, cultural, and critical studies.
Program overview

Faculty: Faculty of Arts
Degree options:

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Courses in art history at Mount Allison range from an introduction to art and its contexts to more focused examinations of specific time periods, movements, and issues surrounding the visual arts.

You will be able to explore:

  • Canadian and Indigenous art
  • museum and curatorial studies
  • contemporary art
  • women and gender in art
  • specialist courses in 19th and 20th century art

Upper year advanced seminars offer you the opportunity to take a more focused and critical approach to topics like:

  • modern to postmodernism
  • feminism and gender
  • museum studies
  • museums and education
  • collections and collecting
  • curating and critical writing
  • arts and archives
  • independent studies in specialized subjects
  • museum and gallery practicums

If you choose to major in art history, you will be encouraged to do an independent study essay on a specific area of interest as part of your degree.

Find a list of about art history courses in the academic calendar – art history.

Not sure about the difference between a major, a minor, and an honours?

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