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.
The department offers:
Professor Felicia Else discusses what makes the Art & Art History department unique at Gettysburg.
Amer Kobaslija, assistant professor of art and art history, was awarded a 2013 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship. He was selected as one of 175 awardees, chosen from a group of almost 3,000 applicants. Kobaslija was recognized for his ongoing project painting the earthquake and tsunami-devastated town of Kesennuma, Japan, and its reconstruction.
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.