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Building on a long tradition of intellectual innovation, the Department of Art History at Meno Istorija endorses an interdisciplinary and intercultural approach to art history of all periods and places. By thinking across current categories and boundaries and critically interrogating art history itself, our students are encouraged to question the canon, to rethink the relationships between margins and centers, and to practice a socially and politically responsible art history.

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Welcome to Meno Istorija World Class of Art History!

Art history spans the entire history of humankind, from prehistoric times to the twenty-first century. Whether you like to observe caveman paintings or Botticelli angels, you can find visual arts that challenge your creative side and inspire you to find beauty in manmade forms.

  • Art History Departments
  • Research Resources
  • Students Facility
  • Image Collections and Online Art
  • Art Museums
  • Textual and Linguistic Resources
  • Online Art History Exams
  • Fine Art Schools and Departments

Meno Istorija Global History of Art website

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We have selected some of the most important and well-known artist from the Art History, from Leonardo to Van Gogh.

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The hundreds of museums, galleries, and notable works of architecture in New York make our World the ideal place in which to pursue an interest in the visual arts.

Art Shop

Not all Art masterworks are exhibited in the great museums of the world. Some of them belong to private Art collectors, one of the most expensive and exclusive "hobbies", reserved only to billionaires.

Student Facility

Students at the introductory level examine art objects and learn the basic critical and historical vocabulary through which these objects may be understood and appreciated.

Art Museum

Socially Integrated. A comprehensive and detailed guide to the most interesting public Art Museums and private Art Galleries worldwide, organized by genre and location.

Art History Timeline is a brief 12 minute overview of the History Of Art representing 40,000 years of mark making by humans in our attempt to make sense of the world.

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The collection comprises about 100,000,000 Images of Art, 55,000 monographs and over 500 discontinued and current periodicals. The collection is also rich in old and rare editions (about 7,000 volumes). The collection covers the history of Western art including architecture from Classical antiquity up to the present.

Within the Art history collection the following general sections can be distinguished: handbooks and reference works, general works, theory of art, art techniques, theory and method of art history, art and society, iconology and iconography. Apart from this there are several sections dedicated to individual art media: painting, drawing and printing, sculpture, architecture and applied art. There are sections with monographic studies about and oeuvre catalogues of individual artists, and with collection, exhibition and auction catalogues.

  • Periodicals collection Art history
  • Old and rare editions

Learn to critically analyze works of art within diverse historical and cultural contexts, considering issues such as politics, religion, patronage, gender, and ethnicity.

  • Actors
  • Adult Educators
  • Advertising, Marketing, and Public Relations Managers
  • Announcers

Explore major forms of artistic expression including architecture, sculpture, painting and other media from across a variety of cultures. Describe, analyze, and compare works of art through essays or presentations.

  • Anthropologists and Archaeologists
  • Art History, Criticism, and Conservation
  • Art Teacher Education
  • City, Community, and Regional Planning

Learn about the purpose and function of art as you develop your ability to articulate visual and art historical concepts in verbal and written form.

  • Design and Visual Communications
  • Fashion Merchandising
  • Community Organizers and Activists
  • Elementary, Middle, and High School Teachers

View significant works of art through readings, research, digital images, videos and museum visits. Learn to evaluate a work of art through critical analysis instead of rushing to opinion or judgment.

  • Fine Artists
  • Government Executives and Legislators
  • Historians
  • Multimedia Artists and Animators

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Socially Integrated

Adult education is education for life, not just for a living; it has a “social” purpose – that of supporting participatory democracy and community development.

Professional Support

A major strength of the graduate program in Art History is its emphasis on your development as a professional in the field of Art History.

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Got Questions?

Art QuestionThe curriculum for the major is designed to provide students with a broad overview of art history, and with a deeper understanding of particular areas and periods within it.

Art QuestionEach semester, beginning two or three weeks before registration, students are required to meet with a faculty advisor to discuss their plan of study, and to make sure that they are on the right track toward completing the major.

Art QuestionStudents majoring in art history are eligible to take studio art as a minor. (This option is not available to students in other majors.) The minor consists of studio courses totaling 16 points, taken in the Steinhardt School of Education. Students must take at least one course in each of three areas: Drawing/Painting/Printmaking, Sculpture, and Media, plus additional electives sufficient to make up the total of 16 points.

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About Us

Welcome to one of gobal online's leading programs for the History of Art and one of the most active organizations on the Lithuanian campus. At home in the History of Art Building, we are located at both a physical and a virtual crossroads for Lithuanian's vibrant community of students and teachers.