The Minor in Art History requires fewer courses than the Major but also introduces students to art before and after 1800 in multiple media, cultures, and contexts.

Fast Facts
  • Be guided by faculty who are internationally recognized experts in their fields
  • Change the way you see the world
  • Work and explore in San Antonio’s excellent museums and galleries
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What You'll Study

A Curriculum that Crosses Centuries and Continents


Scholars and Teachers

Art history faculty are among the foremost specialists in their fields internationally and have particular expertise in the art of Mesopotamia, late Medieval and Renaissance art, nineteenth- and twentieth-century painting and photography, Latin American art, and architectural history.

Kate Ritson
Kate Ritson, M.F.A.
Department Chair
Professor, Art and Art History
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Laura Agoston, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Art and Art History
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Douglas Brine, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Art and Art History
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Mark Garrison, Ph.D.
Alice P. Brown Distinguished Professor, Art and Art History
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Kathryn O'Rourke, Ph.D.
Professor, Art and Art History
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Michael Schreyach, Ph.D.
Professor, Art and Art History

Student Opportunities

From San Antonio to the World

The study of art history extends far beyond the classroom. Students learn and work in San Antonio’s excellent museums and galleries and in the streets of this historic city.

Research Opportunities

Students may serve as research assistants to faculty members or undertake summer research supported by an Undergraduate Research in the Arts &...

Study Abroad

Art history majors are strongly encouraged to go abroad to study art in the world’s great museums and to see extraordinary works of architecture.


The art history programs make full use of San Antonio’s rich cultural resources. Students routinely work in local museums and galleries.

Student Organizations

The Trinity Art Collective provides an open forum for active student and faculty dialogue within the department.

Lectures and Events

The Stieren Arts Enrichment Series brings distinguished artists and art historians to campus to lecture and show their work.

When You Graduate

The World Transformed

Art and art history alumni have pursued careers in creating, teaching, and managing art, studio art, teaching, and research, and many have enjoyed successful careers in cultural and historical organizations.


Trinity graduates are regularly admitted to prestigious graduate programs and hired by major cultural and educational institutions.

Graduate Schools or Programs:

  • New York University
  • Northwestern
  • Princeton
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Texas
  • Winterthur

Career Areas:

  • Academia
  • Architecture
  • Historic Preservation
  • Museums and Galleries

Notable Companies who have Hired Trinity Graduates:

  • Binghamton University
  • Philbrook Museum of Art
  • San Antonio Museum of Art
  • TGB Partners
  • Wheaton College



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