What do you appreciate most about the field?
I relish the opportunity to study objects that move me, and the people that make them. Artworks can be microcosms that elucidate how human beings live, both on a large and small scale. It also gives me a great excuse to spend all my times in museums.
What do you appreciate most about the department?
How did you come to join this concentration?
I came to Harvard certain I would study in the humanities, but at first was worried that a focus on art would be too narrow and confining. Through taking classes within the department, however, I found that I was learning so much about cultural practice and historical narrative through each of the buildings and works I was studying, and so, I decided that art was the medium through which I wanted to look out on the world.
A thought on a notable faculty/course:
Professor Blier's Engaging the Global in Art History was life changing in so many ways, as was Professor Connor's Venice course, which originally led me to the department. I also encourage all sophomores to take the opportunity granted by the Excursion Course!