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, Art History, and Fine Art disciplines. Each discipline studies art, art history or the interdisciplinary arts with its own focus, yet shares the passion to advance critical viewing, thinking, and communicating skills in our students. Together, we set out to understand art in its many contexts. Our 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.
Seven Elon professors are part of a larger effort funded by the Teagle Foundation to study new classroom approaches to the humanities with an emphasis on engaged learning.
Recently retired Professor of Art Ken Hassell just returned from conducting three weeks of research in the South Asian diaspora of Southall in West London.
Evan Gatti, an associate professor of art history, co-edited and authored an essay in "Envisioning the Bishop: Images and the Episcopacy in the Middle Ages," published by Brepols Publishers in their Medieval Church Studies Series.
Evan A. Gatti, associate professor of art history, presented the paper "The Vercelli Roll: The No-Thing That It Is and the Thing It Might Be" in May 2014 in No/Thing: Medieval Art and Apophasis at the International Congress on Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
Families from surrounding communities visited Elon on May 3, 2014, for an inaugural celebration of the humanities and natural sciences that featured music, dance, exhibitions and hands-on activities for children of all ages.