Art History

Art history is an integral part of the experiential learning experience at WSU.

Specialization for your BA in Art

Offering a broad exposure to the history of the visual arts, you’ll begin with two foundational survey courses, the History of World Art (ART 201 and ART 202), and then take upper-division courses to consider art from specific cultures and historical time periods.

You’ll gain familiarity with contextual issues concerning the production and consumption of art and develop the research and writing skills necessary to think critically about art and visual culture. Developing knowledge of one foreign language will help expand your understanding of global art.

Additionally, you will be introduced to basic aspects of studio production to enhance your visual skills and knowledge of material practices and complete a capstone thesis paper.


Students in any other major at WSU may complete an art history minor.


Many of the art history courses fulfill the UCORE [ARTS] requirement for all WSU undergraduate students.

Visit us

Stop by the Fine Arts Center on the Pullman campus to see the latest exhibits in our three galleries and connect with artists of all kinds.

Department of Art Main Office
Fine Arts Center Room 5072

Contact our faculty artists to learn more about the program:

Marianne Kinkel
Associate Professor: Art History Coordinator
Fine Arts 5072E

Michael Holloman
Associate Professor: Drawing Coordinator, Art History
Cleveland Hall 23D

Hallie Meredith
Assistant Professor: Art History
Fine Arts 5072F