History of Art

The curriculum in History of Art immerses students in the study of visual culture.

Structured by a set of evolving disciplinary concerns, students learn to interpret the visual through methodologies dedicated to the historical, the material, the critical, and the theoretical. Majors are encouraged to supplement courses taken in the department with History of Art courses offered at Swarthmore and the University of Pennsylvania. Majors are also encouraged to study abroad for a semester.

To learn more about History of Art, visit the department page on Inside Bryn Mawr.

Special Collections

Mawrters have access to extensive special collections, including art, artifacts, rare books, and manuscripts, as well as exhibition spaces.

Degree Options

History of Art major, A.B.

History of Art minor

Special Programs

A.B./M.A. in History of Art

The A.B./M.A. program in History of Art offers the opportunity for Bryn Mawr undergraduates to complete an M.A. in four or five years.

Related Departments

Learn more about History of Art graduate work at Bryn Mawr