Visual images show and tell us things about ourselves and the world around us. Discovering the past helps us understand the present more fully.

Overview

The art history program at Calvin will enable you to understand how visual images and objects affect the way we live. In this program, you will take courses in Western and non-Western art and museum studies and prepare for graduate work or to work in a gallery or museum. 

Careers in Art History

  • Curator
  • Art Critic
  • Journalist
  • Lawyer
  • More

See job placement rates for Calvin grads.

Student involvement

Participate in the Art History Society; join other students in writing and photographing for the Chimes or Dialogue; get involved with the Calvin Video Network and the Visual Arts Guild

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Scholarships

Dollar amounts reflect awards given for the 2014-15 academic year.

Edgar G. Boeve' Art Scholarship
  • award amount: $1,800
  • junior or senior
  • GPA 3.0+
  • financial need required; preference to those with an interest in pursuing a career in art
  • apply through the art and art history department
Henry Van Andel Memorial Scholarship
  • award amount: $2,500
  • sophomore, junior or senior
  • GPA of 3.0+
  • financial need required; first preference to those majoring in art history, then to those majoring in art education
  • apply through the art and art history department
View all scholarship opportunities

Faculty

Craig Hanson

Craig Hanson
Associate Professor
Department of Art and Art History
SC 209
cah26@calvin.edu
(616) 526-7544

Henry Luttikhuizen

Henry Luttikhuizen
Professor of Art History
Department of Art and Art History
SC 105B
lutt@calvin.edu
(616) 526-6327

Elizabeth Van Arragon

Elizabeth Van Arragon
Associate Professor
Department of Art and Art History
SC 207
ejv9@calvin.edu
(616) 526-6637

Talk to us

Henry Luttikhuizen Henry Luttikhuizen
Program Director
Department of Art and Art History
SC 105B
lutt@calvin.edu
(616) 526-6327

Admissions

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