My father, David Shatto, wrote a brief essay in 2009 called “Digital vs. Classical Art: Or Rather, Digital vs. Physical Art.” The concepts and ideas presented are succinctly explored with wonderful language. The essay raises questions regarding the existence of art, its form and…

I’ve discussed what art history is and thought I’d follow up with why prospective art history students should choose art history (either as a major or minor) and the different career paths art history majors and minors can take. Let’s…

Few high schools teach art history, and when they do, the course is often an AP Art History course, designed for rigorous study. Solely teaching AP Art History excludes the majority of students in most schools who may not have…

What is Art History?

Throughout my undergraduate study, I encountered many people who were admittedly or indirectly clueless as to what art history, by definition, is. The most common misunderstanding I run into is that art history is the study of how artists create…

As my husband was driving me to work this morning, I was thinking about a recent article I read in the NY Times that reported on extremely low history test scores from American elementary and high school students. Less than…

Dear Readers, I am working on a few articles that will be “published” here hopefully by the end of the month. They are, in order: What is Art History? Why Choose Art History? (Including a discussion of career options and…

In recent news, questions have been raised as to the value of a college education and degree (also here), and if college is challenging enough. In fiscal terms, the most valuable degrees are those in the sciences and the least valuable are those in the…