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.

Headlines

Dorota Haber-Lehigh, '98, has created artwork that will be featured at a new medical group clinic. 

Sway

Artist and former wildland firefighter Kate Lund explores our orientation to the natural environment with a series of drawings that will be on display at the Kathrin Cawein Gallery at Pacific University from Nov. 4 through Nov. 22. An opening reception at the gallery, which is located in Scott Hall, 2043 College Way in Forest Grove, is scheduled for Monday, Nov. 4, from 4 to 6 p.m.

Ghost Net

For four weeks, visitors to the Kathrin Cawein Gallery on Pacific University’s Forest Grove Campus can work alongside artist Emily Miller to create their own pieces made from plastic debris pulled from the ocean as well as from fishing rope and nets.