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Welcome to Art History at Florida State University. Our students investigate humanity’s relationship to the world: how we perceive, participate in, and represent our physical, social, religious, philosophical, political, and artistic environments. Our faculty teach in a range of fields, including Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque, Modern American and Contemporary, and Pre-Columbian and Colonial art and architectural history. Our offerings extend far beyond the classroom, thanks to our connections with the FSU Museum of Fine Arts and The Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota, the university’s extensive International Programs, and Florida state and local archaeological agencies. We bring renowned scholars to campus each year for our distinguished lecture series, and for over 35 years we have hosted a Graduate Student Symposium that brings together emerging scholars from around the country. The Department of Art History, part of the College of Fine Arts, is located in the William Johnston Building, a historic structure built in 1913 and restored in 2011 with the addition of state-of-the-art facilities, Art Library, and Gallery.

We offer a BA in Art History; minors in Art History, Museum Studies, and Medieval Studies; and a BA/MA combined pathway in Museum & Cultural Heritage Studies. With intense training in visual analysis, interpretation, critical thinking, and communication, our graduates are highly valued by programs in law, medicine, museums, education, business, entertainment, politics, and non-profit organizations.

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