Art History

Students at an art gallery opening.Welcome to Mt. San Antonio College's History of Art and Visual Culture. The Art History program will help you explore and understand our Western and Non–Western art and culture. You will cultivate your understanding of the visual arts from many perspectives, gaining a foundational understanding of art's influence in various cultures and societies. Art History and Visual Culture explores history, politics, and society, as well as philosophy, religion, and literature, enriching your learning experiences in these disciplines or complementary fields such as archaeology, anthropology, history and philosophy.

The History of Art is a discipline which will cultivate your critical thinking, reading, and writing skills, preparing you for careers in museums, education, travel study groups to foreign countries, art restoration, and conservation among others.