History of Art provides students with a broad education that develops their ability to think critically, conduct research, solve scholarly problems, and write fluently. But Art History at the University of Michigan also offers something quite unique. Through classroom experiences and field trips, students gain an in-depth understanding of cultural phenomena and come to appreciate how visual artifacts can be as meaningful and significant as texts. By cultivating the ability to interpret works of art, students engage in a wide ranging comparative study of various traditions and cultures, broadening horizons and gaining new insights into the nature of their own culture.
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"I am very grateful for the funding that made this internship possible. This experience has made me confident in my decision to pursue a career in Conservation and I feel prepared to navigate my next steps after graduation!"
By innovating and boldly responding to new opportunities in teaching and research, we are able to maintain our position at the forefront of art history education. Each academic year presents challenges and exciting possibilities, many of which require the strategic use of funds. By providing financial support not otherwise available, gifts to the Strategic Fund of $10,000 to $50,000 annually have a significant impact on the department and its continuing success.
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