The Department of Art & Art History offers courses of study in the history of art, the practice of art, and film and media studies, leading to the following degrees:
These courses offer special opportunities for the students to increase their understanding of the meaning and purpose of the arts, their historical development, their role in society, and their relationship to other humanistic disciplines such as literature, music and philosophy. Work in the classroom and studio is intended to intensify visual perception of the formal and expressive means of art, and to encourage insight into a variety of technical processes.
The Department of Art & Art History Chair is Nancy J. Troy, the Victoria and Roger Sant Professor in Art.
Bridging medieval and modern, the Material Imagination Workshop explores sound as an embodied experience. Invited speakers as well as Stanford faculty and graduate students will present their research and center the discussion on short pre-circulated papers. ...
Oil on canvas
Holbein, Hans the Younger (1497-1543)
Photo credit: Erich Lessing / Art Resource, NY
Acrylic and water-based oil