Art History

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The Department of Art and Art History is dedicated to teaching studio art, art education, and the history of art and to advising majors in an atmosphere that encourages cooperation and independence among faculty and students.

With an Art History minor, you’ll gain knowledge of historical and contemporary art movements, art objects, artists, and aesthetics as well as an understanding of the artistic process. Through the program, you’ll analyze visual art and artists in relation to social, political and cultural issues during the time they were created and how it relates to our world today.

Beyond the Classroom

Students have a wide array of opportunities for research, internships, conferences, and networking beyond the classroom that give them an advantage to prepare for life after W&J.

College-Funded Trips

  • Annual trip for majors to NYC
  • Regular Trips to European Art Capitals
  • Individually designed trips to study art

Graduate School Preparation

  • MFA in Studio Art
  • MA in Art Therapy
  • MS in Art Conservation
  • MA in Museum Studies

Art History Faculty

John Lamberston

Art Department Chair

John Lambertson, Ph.D.

John Lambertson, Ph.D. is a professor of Art and is the Chair of the Department of Art and Art History at Washington & Jefferson College.

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Art Department Events

W&J Senior Show II

April 30, 2021 - May 9, 2021
285 E Wheeling Street
Washington, PA 15301 United States

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