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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The Veterans Project: Leaving Theatre

The Office of the President, the Division of Enrollment Management, the Department of Theatre Arts, and the Office of Veteran and Military Services presents: The Veterans Project: Leaving Theatre, Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 3:00 P.M. in Parker Theatre.


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Fighting for Survival: SUNY New Paltz presents The Trojan Women

The Department of Theatre Arts at SUNY New Paltz presents Euripides’ tragedy, The Trojan Women, Feb. 26 – March 8, in Parker Theatre located on the New Paltz campus. The…


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Art history professor releases new book on Gothic art and Romantic literature

Kerry Dean Carso, associate professor of art history, has written “American Gothic Art and Architecture in the Age of Romantic Literature,” published by the University of Wales Press. The book…


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