Welcome to Art History at La Salle University! Here you can learn more about the art history courses offered at La Salle and local art resources available to students at the University. These include La Salle’s own University Art Museum – a little-known, but exciting collection of works, including paintings, sculptures, and works on paper, dating from antiquity to the present day.
Why Study Art History at La Salle University?
- Art History promotes visual literacy, the ability to interpret and find meaning in objects and images. This is increasingly important in our image-saturated world;
- It fosters empathy for others, past and present, through the study of their visual art and cultural values, deepening our ethical and aesthetic sensibilities;
- Our faculty specialize in diverse chronological and geographical periods and provide students with global course offerings that enable them to delve into topics of their interest;
- Our program provides students with the skills employers want: critical thinking, superior written and oral communication, and analytical problem-solving;
- All our courses utilize Philadelphia’s vast art and architectural resources providing invaluable experiential and service learning opportunities;
- Our students gain first-hand experience in art-historical practice at the La Salle University Art Museum.