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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In the Spotlight

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Student work on display at Veteran Arts Showcase

Undergraduate student Adelia Roberts '15 (Painting & Drawing) is among a handful of artists who will have their work featured at this year's Veteran Arts Showcase, from Nov. 21-23, at…


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Award-winning musical "Rent" to be performed

The Department of Theatre Arts at SUNY New Paltz proudly presents Jonathan Larson's award-winning musical, "Rent," from Nov. 13-15 & Nov. 20-22 at 8 p.m., and Nov. 16 & Nov….


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Students and faculty team up for "Piano Riot" performance

The Department of Music at SUNY New Paltz presents "Piano Riot: Music for Four and Six Hands," on Tuesday, Nov. 11, at 8 p.m. in the Julien J. Studley Theatre…