BFA in Art History

Travel through time, cross cultures; celebrate artistic traditions and revolutions. Become a detective as you investigate artistic theory and practice throughout history. Dive into how politics, religion, philosophy, literature, amongst other fields influence art while cultivating your studio practice. With the benefit of working closely with a dedicated, professionally active faculty, the program provides a strong preparation for careers in fields such as museum studies, gallery work and publishing in the arts

Meet a Few Faculty

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Visiting Scholar/Assistant Professor

James Moyer, PhD

Kelly Kirby
Liberal Arts Chair, Assistant Professor

Kelly Kirby, PhD

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Associate Professor, Penny & Bob Fox Distinguished Professor

Jonathan Wallis, PhD

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Art History Alumna is "Rejuvenated" By Painting-a-Day Project

Katie Bentley ’11 was tired of trying to be perfect.When it came to her artwork, Bentley, an Art History alumna, would often stop working on projects if she didn’t feel they were going in the right direction.In an effort to combat that “perfectionist urge,” she started Bird in the Grass, Bear in the Cave, a “painting a day” experiment as a New Year’s resolution for 2014.“Doing a painting each day was a way to make sure that something got finished every day,” she said. “Working on a small scale, quickly, with the intention of creating something different every day for a...

News & Highlights

  • 80% of 2014 Art Education graduates are employed, 75%with organizations in their field of study. For more details visit the Locks Career Center page
  • During the 2014/2015 school year, Moore students participated in an unprecedented “classroom without walls” modeled-project with The ArtBlog in collaboration with the Village of Arts and Humanities.
  • Leila Cartier '04 had a solo show, Leila Cartier: An Imaginary Land of Promise, December 13 through January 24, 2015 at Schmidt/Dean Gallery of Philadelphia.
  • Sandra Saint Leger Oliver '98 was appointed the Principal of Mechanicsville Elementary School by the school's board.
  • Frances Boffa '07 recently accepted the position of Coordinator of Visitor Services & Volunteers at Mercer Museum of the Bucks County Historical Society in Doylestown, PA. Ms. Boffa was also chosen to speak on the topic of Audience Research at the 31st Annual Small Museum Association Conference, which was held in February of 2015 in Ocean City, MD.


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Maureen Pelta, PhD
The things I like best about teaching at Moore are the same things that make Moore unique.  As an art college for women, Moore is a community that defines itself by its commitment to art and women; we understand the...
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Leila Cartier
I am from Abingdon, Virginia and grew up attending classes and exhibitions at the local William King Museum. I went on to receive a BFA in 2D Fine Art with an Emphasis in Art History at Moore College of Art & Design in...
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Larisa Manzo
I decided to come to Moore because it was the first school where I walked in and felt like I would fit in. The student leaders told me about the type of work they made and told me about the teachers. I felt like I...