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Experience art

“At so many schools, art is framed in the academy and solidified in the critique. At Elon, there is a holistic approach that combines technical advancement with critical ideas that produces a student who is not only a craftsperson, but an intellectual artist as well.”   

Justin Goodall ’05


Discover art history

"It takes a very dedicated person to choose to study art history at Elon and students leave with not only a strong understanding of the history of art, but also know how to synthesize what we've learned into something a lot more complex than in other programs that involve at lot of slide memorization.”     

Olivia Feldman '12
Art History
International Studies


Why should you major in Art History at Elon?

Listen to alumna Nichole Rawlings, who can't say enough great things about Art History at Elon!


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Make art

"My love for Art At Elon goes far beyond access to necessary supplies - the faculty in the Art program are incredibly talented and caring individuals who share a common goal of fostering artistic and academic growth in all of their students."

Adrianne Hanson ‘14


Become an Artist

"Elon is a big, big reason for why I am so successful. No other school offers so many opportunities and so much personal support."

Natalie Butler '13


Art and Art History @ Elon University

Elon University’s Art and Art History Department is committed to scholarly pursuit and creative expression. Our students and faculty thrive in the rich intellectual community of our Studio Art and Art History programs. Both programs share in the mission of the broader university, with its dynamic and challenging undergraduate curriculum grounded in the liberal arts and sciences and integrated learning across the disciplines. Together, we set out to understand art in its many contexts and share the passion to advance critical viewing, thinking, and communication skills in our students.

Art and Art History News

Elon art history professor presents paper on the material world of the Early Middle Ages

Evan A. Gatti, associate professor of art history and associate director of the Elon Core Curriculum, presented "Frescoes in Fragments: What material loss allows us to see" at Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon.

Elon Core Curriculum leaders present papers at national conference in Salt Lake City

Jeffrey S. Coker, director of the Elon Core Curriculum and associate professor of Biology and Evan A. Gatti, associate director Elon Core Curriculum and associate professor of art history, present papers at the 56th Annual Conference of the Association for General and Liberal Studies (AGLS) in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Elon faculty contribute to Teagle-funded grant for improving teaching in the humanities

As part of the “Collaborative Humanities Redesign Project” (CHRP), a three-year interdisciplinary, cross-campus initiative funded by Teagle Foundation, faculty from Elon, Park and Rockhurst universities and the University of Kansas came together for the third time this September to collaborate on instructional design with the goal to enhance teaching in the humanities.

Art & Art History - Studio Bash and Picnic

The Art & Art History Department kicks off the new year with this annual celebration.  Free food, music, screenprinting and more!

Elon professor explores pride, humility in latest book

The latest book by Shawn Tucker, a professor in Art & Art History Department, is "Pride and Humility: A new interdisciplinary analysis," published by Palgrave. 

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