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“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

“One of the things that fascinates me the most about art history is its ability to change one’s perception of the world.I no longer simply look at art, but I actually see it, analyze it, and appreciate it.”     

Nichole Rawlings ’10

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!


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.

Art and Art History News

Samantha DiRosa's video art piece premieres at UNCG

A video art work of appropriated Meg Ryan romantic comedy film moments, commissioned by saxophonist Steven Stusek and composer Wei Dai, will premiere at a UNCG concert on April 15, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. in the School of Music's recital hall.

A Trip Down 1-85: A Visual History of Atlanta Rap - April 24

David Turner will be presenting his Elon College Fellows undergraduate research, at Trollinger House that examines the imagery of Atlanta Hip-Hop. 

Art History/Lumen Prize alumna Elizabeth Capel '13 published in undergraduate research journal

Works by Samantha DiRosa included in photography exhibit at Torpedo Factory

The Elon associate professor of art and environmental studies collaborated with poet and landscape theorist Jolie B. Kaytes for the project, Gathering Dust: Sediment/Sentiment, which will be on view at Virginia's well-known Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria through Dec. 1.

Art and Art History faculty present at SECAC

The conference is a major forum for presentations and discussions of issues in the art world and draws presenters from all over the country.

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