From prehistory to the present and covering nearly all areas of the world

Art History Program

The Art History department is dedicated to the teaching of undergraduates. Small class sizes, usually comprised of fifteen to thirty-five students, allow for individual attention and close interaction with faculty and other students. All courses count toward the liberal arts requirement.

The breadth of courses offered by the Art History department, ranging from prehistoric times to the present and covering nearly all areas of the world, is rarely found at four-year colleges.Since 1964, the State University of New York at New Paltz has offered a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History with a wide variety of courses in the history of painting, sculpture, architecture, graphic and decorative arts, design, and photography. A minor concentration in Art History is available, as is an Art History major concentration within the Elementary Education Pre-K-6 curriculum.

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Pianist Frederic Chiu's 'Classical Smackdown' features Prokofiev vs. Debussy

The Department of Music at SUNY New Paltz presents "Classical Smackdown," an innovative musical experience performed by pianist Frederic Chiu. The event will be held on campus Tuesday, Feb. 3,…


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Fall 2014 Dean's List announced

SUNY New Paltz has announced its Dean's List for the fall 2014 semester. Dean's List designation is reserved for students who excel academically and earn at least a 3.3 grade-point…


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Interim dean of the School of Fine and Performing Arts named to Walkway Over the Hudson board of directors

Members of the Walkway Over the Hudson organization recently voted to add five new directors to its board—including New Paltz's very own Paul Kassel, interim dean of the School of…


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