The Department of Art History, Curating and Visual Studies was established in 1990 and it has grown steadily in staff and student numbers since then. The combination of an interest in the history of museums and an interest in conservation meant that I actually got to participate on a number of arts boards and that then got me interested in the museum sector. At UTM, take Art History courses that span from the ancient to the contemporary worlds.
The design style known as Art Deco was showcased in 1925 at the International Exhibition of Modern Decorative and Industrial Arts in Paris and became a highly popular style of decorative art, design and architecture during the inter-war years (much employed by cinema and hotel architects).
To promote the arts in our community by putting a face on the artists of the area and providing art opportunities for our residents from ages 8 to 80. Graduate students in the main campus Art History M.A. Program can concurrently pursue a M.A. in the Museum Studies Program (College of Visual and Performing Arts).
Rutgers students interested in teaching in secondary schools major in Art History and either simultaneously take courses in the School of Education or go on to do so after graduation, thus allowing them to teach Art History in the limited number of public high schools in which it is offered.
Within the MA History, Arts and Culture of Asia specialisation, knowledge of an Asian language is not required, but students have the option of taking an intensive modern language course at beginner’s level in Japanese, Indonesian, Chinese, Korean or Hindi.