This interdisciplinary minor administered by the Department of Art History is designed for students interested in exploring architectural history from a variety of disciplines. Architectural history uses methods familiar to art and architectural historians, architects, urban designers, landscape architects and historians, historic preservationists, classicists, archaeologists, anthropologists, historical geographers, and social historians to study and understand architecture.
This minor is open to students in all majors. Majors in Art History, Anthropology, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies, and Geography may only double count 6 credits taken in their major field towards this minor.
Does this sound like you?
You want to understand architecture from multiple points of view and you are excited by the idea of an interdisciplinary approach to studying the history of architecture.
If so, the Architectural History minor sounds like a great fit for you!
Stuckeman Career Development Professor in Design
Pep Avilés is a historian, architect, and professor specializing in postwar and contemporary architecture. His academic research explores the impact media had on the materiality of architecture and the redefinition of modernism after World War II.
Avilés’ work has been sponsored by the Canadian Center for Architecture, the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, and the Getty Research Center, and has been exhibited at the Centre de Cultura Contemporànea de Barcelona (2017) and the Oslo Architecture Triennale (2019), among others. He is the founding editor of the journal Faktur: Documents and Architecture.
Guest Artist Recital: Ogni Suono, saxophoneMusic I 130 Recital Hall
Art History Dickson Lecture: Shipu Wanghttps://psu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUrcOqrqzIsGdNhGXf5OH9tsKnbR8o_Sibv
PPC Recital: Isabella Currie, oboeMusic I 130 Recital Hall
News from A&A
McCune Bruhn part of interdisciplinary team working on enhancing online viewing of artwork
Heather McCune Bruhn, assistant teaching professor of art history, is co-principal investigator on a multidisciplinary team that received an $83,040 grant from the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services for