Art/Art History is an area that involves visual analysis and historical and cultural interpretation. Its subject engages, understands and interprets several areas of knowledge including architecture and design, material culture, fashion, film and video, painting, sculpture, prints, photographs (and other works on paper) as well as performance and installation art so to identify its important forms of visual expression. Its subject matter extends from antiquity to the present and art objects that are researched and under comment and review are drawn from geographically diverse cultures around the globe.
Art/Art History is a discipline that strives to understand works of art, architecture and design, among more, from a variety of perspectives, including the original context of their making and reception to their circulation, collection, conservation, and display. As culturally significant expressions, works of art may yield multiple meanings depending on the kinds of research and interpretive strategies that art historians bring into play. These might include consultation of original archives, philosophical and critical discourses, as well as research into modes of history or formal analysis.