Art History

The Department of Art History promotes creative expression through a historical lense. We challenge our students to think beyond the classroom, to interpret the arts within a broader visual culture, treating the classroom as a testing ground for their ideas.

The Corcoran School of the Arts & Design promotes a critical approach, which is grounded in both contemporary and historical concerns. Graduate students have a range of options for studying the visual and creative arts and for developing visual literacy, as well as critical, analytic and research skills.