When Wellesley introduced art history in 1885, it distinguished itself as one of the only American colleges to offer this area of study, and the College has been dedicated to leadership in arts education ever since. The Art Department is home to majors in art history, studio art, and architecture, and intersects with programs in cinema and media studies as well as media arts and science. The department believes that the rigorous study of art and visual culture is critical to a liberal arts education and to the power of women to interpret, shape, and master their environments. To enrich the art experience at the College, the department hosts special exhibitions and welcomes guest lecturers and visiting artists to engage with the community.
Oct 28, 5:30 PMWilliam E. Wallace, “Michelangelo, God’s Architect”
Join William E. Wallace, the Barbara Murphy Bryant Distinguished Professor of Art History at Washington University, for a talk on the life of the Renaissance artist Michelangelo and the building of St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome.Event Date:Monday, October 28, 2019 - 5:30pm
Nov 5, 5 PMThe Harry Halverson Lecture on American Architecture: Pamela Karimi
Black Spaces Matter, organized by architect and architectural historian Pamela Karimi, explores the sustainable renewal of the American Post-industrial city through New Bedford, MA's extraordinary abolitionist history.Event Date:Tuesday, November 5, 2019 - 5:00pm
Nov 8, 12:45 PM