Artwork by Kendel Cinnamon.  Photo provided by artist.

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
Art

 

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!

 

Artwork by Addrianne Hanson.  Photo provided by artist.

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
Art
Psychology

 

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

 

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 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. 

Love Art? New Student Group Kicking Off

Elon's Art & Art History department will be kicking off a new student group called the Art Ambassadors on Monday, Sept. 5 at 6:30 p.m. in Arts West 126.

Associate Professor Samantha DiRosa's work on display in solo exhibition in Tulsa, Oklahoma

Friday, July 1, Elegy, Samantha DiRosa's latest project, which combines several disparate artworks into one cohesive installation, will open at Living Arts in downtown Tulsa.

Coming Events

Art History Speaker Series

"Engaged Histories: Indigenous Traditions of Representation" 
Annette de Stecher, University of Colorado Boulder
Yeager Recital Hall, Oct. 6 at 6 p.m 

Art History Open House

Art history alumni are invited to attend a Homecoming reception on the front porch of Powell House