Art History

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In the Vermont State University Art History Concentration, you will complement your creation of art with a deep understanding about the cultural advances of art, architecture, and the historical origins of art.

This concentration opens the door for you to explore the artistic themes and techniques of different historical periods and understand how artistic movements responded to one another over time. You will also develop analytical skills that further your understanding of the history of art and architecture.

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Mary Martin

Professor of Art History and Program Director of MFA in Studio Arts


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Why Study Art History at Vermont State

  • A Diverse Artist Community: Vermont State University’s Art History Concentration is a diverse and inclusive community of artists that challenges you through an inclusive diverse study of art history. 
  • Small Classes: Boost your creative edge and work with professors who will know you personally from our small classes.  
  • Location: The vast majority of your art history classes can be taken from anywhere using the In- Person Plus format. 

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Sample Courses

  • Comparative Mythology and Spirituality in the World of Art 
  • Art of the Human Body 
  • Women in Art 
  • History of Media Arts 
  • Art since 1945 

Other Concentrations in This Program

Meet Our Faculty

Mary Martin smiles at the camera in a black jacket and blonde hair.

Professor of Art History and Program Director of MFA in Studio Arts

  • Johnson Campus

Professor, Animation Illustration Program Coordinator, Graphic Design Program Coordinator

  • Lyndon Campus

Associate Professor of Art

  • Castleton Campus

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