The VCUarts Department of Art History—a community of faculty, students, artists, curators and museum professionals—embraces the fact that art history is one of the most interdisciplinary of disciplines, drawing from philosophy, anthropology, history, religious studies and literary studies. As such, art history is a dynamic field of study, and it is an ongoing multi-generational conversation, grounded in rigorous methodologies for creating historically oriented interpretations of artworks, making reasoned statements about ways in which visual art enhances our lives, and connecting artworks to the complexity of life, of civilizations, of daily experiences across time and around the world.


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Art History Publications