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Ewing Gallery – “Something Old, Something New”, selections from our permanent collection

Welcome to Art History

Art History is a discipline within the Humanities that examines the history of works of art in the broadest possible context. Study involves the investigation of the world’s monuments and images from a variety of perspectives, ranging from physical investigations of the works of art themselves, to biographical inquiries into the lives of artists, to examinations of the social, political and historical contexts within which works of art are made. Works of art in all media (painting, sculpture, architecture, graphic media including printmaking, drawing and photography and time arts) are of interest to the art historian.

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