Art History

Art History

small photogrpah of art historian Amanda Badgett

New Art History Classroom
Napa Valley College's Art History program moved into a remodeled, modern lecture hall in the Art Center. The new classroom has a built in projector for showing high resolution art images and sound system.

About Our Art History Program
Art History enables us to understand more clearly the ways in which the visual arts function within our society, as well as cultures of the past. By connecting material cultural to its original historic context, as well as broader intellectual traditions, students develop skills in critical thinking, visual literacy, both in written and oral presentations.

Napa Valley College’s location near important collections of modern and contemporary art in the valley, as well as world-class museums in San Francisco, allow Art History students to experience firsthand the extraordinary breadth of visual culture exhibited in the Bay Area.  The online visual database, ARTstor, as well as a soon-to-be renovated classroom space, will provide state of the art digital images and equipment to serve students’ instructional needs.

Art History course offerings span both European and non-European traditions in the visual arts.  Courses include surveys of Western Art as well as Islamic and Asian Art. An Art History A.A. provides students a solid foundation for further study at a four-year institution in multiple art-related fields, such as Art History, Museology and Gallery Management.

Students can pursue an Art History AA degree or take Art History courses for general education or personal fulfillment.

For more information contact our art historian Amanda Badgett:

To view ARTstor visit: