University of New Mexico

Art History: Art of the Americas

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The art history program emphasizes the study of visual art as a means of understanding the intellectual and cultural history of humanity. It provides a firm grounding in both Western and non-Western art history within the context of a liberal arts education. Art of the Americas brings together the arts of pre- and post-contact cultures of North, Central, and South America. Integral fields of specialization include Mesoamerican and South American art and architecture, ancient and modern Native American arts, Spanish Colonial art and architecture, and nineteenth and twentieth century Latin American arts. Along with the study of acknowledged discontinuities in form and series brought about with European invasion, this concentration also promotes the study of continuity in the history of American art and architecture.

For more information on how to apply for the WRGP resident tuition rate for this program, please contact:

Kat Heatherington
Graduate Program Coordinator
Department of Art: Studio, History, Education
MSC04 2560
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001
(505) 277-6672

Degrees Available