Art & Design and Art History Department

Art History

The Art History program at Hanover College offers a comprehensive exploration that covers the breadth of art history. Small student-to-faculty ratios ensure individual attention for all students, as well as the means for students to discover and pursue their interests and strengths. Liberal arts classes and departmental classes work together to give graduates a broad, general education as well as an in-depth knowledge of Art History.

By providing practical experience and a comprehensive education, the Art History department at Hanover strives to prepare students for graduate school and/or fulfilling professional careers connected to the Arts.


Some of the benefits the Art History program offers students are:

Annual Art/Art History Majors Trip - The junior and senior Art and Art History majors have traveled with the faculty on three-day trips to Detroit, Milwaukee, Chicago, and New York.

Student Work Opportunities - The Greiner Art Gallery and the Art History faculty hire students for paid positions that are designed to help students gain pre-professional experience.


The following is an exerpt from Art History Professor John Martin's publication:
A Symphony of Nature and Architecture: J. Frederick Larson's Hanover College Campus
Ohio Valley History, Volume 6, Number 3, Fall 2006, p. 25-49.

"Casually observing the scenic hilltop setting of Indiana's Hanover College, a visitor might get lost in the magnificent panorama. A closer look, however, reveals a harmonious interplay of architectural design in sync with a brilliant natural tapestry. A study of Hanover's setting reveals a complicated trio of essentials for a successful college campus: an outstanding architect, an enlightened college leader, and a timely financial mentor. At Hanover, architect J. Fredrick Lawson, with the help of Hanover President Albert Parker and financier William Henry Donner, worked in harmony with the natural beauty of Hanover's setting to create a campus that soars."

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