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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.

Students may also minor in Film Studies, a long-standing program, and Museum Studies, a program that offers students a rich and dynamic education in both museum theory and practice


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History of Art

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Bryn Mawr College
101 N. Merion Avenue
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010-2899
Phone: 610-526-5053 or 610-526-5334