Art History

Wheaton Art History Majors in Action at the Art Institute of Chicago


Art History Major Introduction Video


Why Study Art History?

"Without images we can neither think nor understand anything." - Martin Luther

"Visual art, like music, can say things in its own medium that cannot be said in any other." - Otto Pächt

 "Hundreds of people can talk for one who can think, but thousands can think for one who can see. To see clearly is poetry, prophecy, and religion, - all in one." - John Ruskin

"Art is knowledge ... which is certainly different from that of science, but equally certain is not inferior to it." - Hans-Georg Gadamer

"[Art] serves as a highly sophisticated, literate, and even eloquent mode of theological expression." - Robin Jensen

“In works of art the nations have deposited their richest inner intuitions and ideas, and art is often the key, and in many nations the sole key, to understanding their philosophy and religion.” –G.W.F. Hegel

Art History Major and Minor Forms

Art History Curriculum Sheet

Art History Alternate Curriculum Sheet

Art History Minor Curriculum Sheet

Art History Course Catalogue