The department offers a flexible program of study in interrelated studio and art history courses, with potential majors in two areas, art history and studio art. The department encourages students from other disciplines than art to select courses from both areas.
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Professor Felicia Else discusses what makes the Art & Art History department unique at Gettysburg.
Skeletons, sculptures and sea stars line the walls of the Gettysburg Cabinet, a new exhibit on display in Schmucker Art Gallery. The exhibit was curated and installed by the students of ARTH/IDS 284: “Wonders of Nature and Artifice: The Renaissance Quest for Knowledge” and is the culmination of years of planning by two members of very different departments on campus.
When Emily Francisco ’14 stepped onto Gettysburg College’s campus, she was immediately overcome by the energy and sense of community she experienced. It was Get Acquainted Day in April 2010, and she got her “dot.”
Francisco, now a double major in Art History and English with a writing concentration, knew she wanted to be in a place where she wasn’t just a number, and she had a good sense of what courses she wanted to pursue once she arrived. “At the time, I was interested in finding a school with both strong English and Studio Art programs, so the fact that Gettysburg had strengths in both appealed to me,” Francisco said.