Art History

Major, Minor

Explore cultures, geographic areas and time periods as you learn about the visual arts in their historical and theoretical contexts.

The major in art history features a global perspective with offerings in both Western and non-Western art. While studying art history, students explore the meaning and functions of the visual arts as created within specific historical, social, political, philosophical and religious contexts. Students also learn to look critically at a work, considering issues such as the character and evolution of form and style, iconography, and underlying ideologies and concepts. Students become familiar with methods of art analysis and the vocabulary needed to discuss and describe works.

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Art from Flux: Virtual Senior Exhibition Art Gallery

The Kathrin Cawein Gallery of Art is pleased to present Flux: Senior Capstone Exhibition, a virtual gallery showcasing the work of six students from the senior class of 2020.

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Like Rosie the Riveter 75 years ago, Pacific University faculty, staff and students are responding to a global health crisis in creative ways.

Richard Rowland '74 is well-known in his community for building a safe and healthy space through the art of ceramics.