The department offers majors or correlates in art history and studio art. Enriched by a comprehensive college art museum, both majors culminate in a one-semester senior thesis or independent studio project. Art 105-106 (Introduction to the History of Art)—required for majors and encouraged for all Vassar students—opens with monuments of the ancient world and ends with today’s global video as professors in the department present their areas of special expertise. Upper level courses offer work in architectural and museum studies as well as art history and criticism. Academic credits may also be earned through study abroad and field work or internships in the New York museums, galleries, and auction houses. Art 102-103 (Drawing I), the introductory studio course, opens the way for students with a range of drawing experience to advanced classes in drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, printmaking, color, computer animation and video. An architecture sequence of introductory, intermediate, and advanced drawing and design classes is also offered.

The Anne Hendricks Bass Director of the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center and Lecturer in Art
BArch, BFA, Rhode Island School of Design; PhD, Harvard University
Professor and Chair of Art on the Isabelle Hyman Professorship Chair
MA, Harvard University
Assistant Professor of Art
BA, Colby College; PhD, University of Pennsylvania
Professor of Art and Director of American Studies on the Sarah Gibson Blanding Chair
BA, Dartmouth College; PhD, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Professor of Art on the Agnes Rindge Claflin Chair
BA, University of Arizona; MA, University of California-Los Angeles; PhD, Yale University
Professor of Art
BS, Yale University; MA, PhD, New York University
Assistant Professor of Art
BA, Hampshire College; MFA, MA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Assistant Professor of Art
BA, Harvard University; MA, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris 3; MFA, University of California-Los Angeles
Assistant Professor of Art
BA, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; PhD, University of Pennsylvania
Visiting Assistant Professor of Art
BA, Beijing Normal University; MPhil, Leiden University; PhD, Indiana University-Bloomington
Professor of Art
BA, New College of Florida; MA, Williams College; PhD, University of Delaware
Professor of Art on the Mary Conover Mellon Chair
BA, Vassar College; MA, MPhil, PhD, Yale University
Professor of Art
BFA, Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art
Visiting Assistant Professor of Art
BA, Bryn Mawr College; MFA, Rhode Island School of Design
Lecturer in Art
BFA, Maryland Institute College of Art; MFA, Yale University
Visiting Assistant Professor of Art
BA, University of Maryland; MA, MPhil, PhD, CUNY Graduate School and University Center