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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"Architecture and Acoustics of Recording Studios Analysis to Prediction to Realization"

John Storyk, Co Founder and Principal of Walters-Storyk Design Group, will discuss the recent evolution of recording studios and audio content creation, Saturday March 28 from 4-6 p.m. in Lecture Center 103...


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Stage performance stimulates conversation about issues in the veteran community

The Lucid Body Theatre company brought their production, "The Veterans Project: Leaving Theatre," to New Paltz's Parker Theatre on March 10. The performance was directed by Faye Simpson,…


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Women's Summit brings alumnae and thought leaders to campus for panel discussions on success

The College welcomed 32 women scholars and business leaders, the vast majority of whom are New Paltz alumnae, for a summit entitled "Successful Women: What Does It Take?" on March…


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