University of New Mexico

Art History: Art of the Modern Age

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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. The program provides a firm grounding in both Western and non-Western art history within the context of a liberal arts education. The focus of art of the modern age encompasses the history of painting, sculpture, architecture, decorative art, drawing, graphic art, photography, and film in Europe and the Americas from 1750 to the present. It explores the democratization and growth of intellectual and stylistic pluralism during a time of rapid technological, social, political, and aesthetic changes.

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