Art History

Ripon College offers majors and minors in Art History. Art History is the study of objects of art in their historical development and stylistic contexts, including genre, design, format, and style. This includes the major arts of painting, sculpture, and architecture as well as the arts of ceramics, furniture, and other decorative objects. Students participate in the creative process as it is understood in the visual arts to the point where they can assume a critical standpoint and interact with the art world after graduation, whether producing visual art, preparing for further education, writing and research, working in arts institutions, art therapy or art education, or assuming a lifetime attitude of art appreciation. The Caestecker Art Gallery, adjacent to the Department of Art and Art History features shows by artists with national and international reputations. Students may qualify for a renewable art scholarship of up to $5,000. Contact the admissions office for details: (800) 947-4766 or [email protected]