Many courses within History of Art incorporate some form of work outside the classroom. Galleries in and around Columbus (including the Columbus Museum of Art and the renowned Wexner Center for the Arts) are easy day trips for students to experience first-class exhibits. Some courses even take students to locations beyond Columbus to such sites as the Cleveland Museum of Art, Dayton Art Institute, and the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art in Indianapolis.
Undergraduates within the History of Art Department are encouraged to incorporate experiences abroad into their curriculum. Students may apply to programs both within and outside of Ohio State.
The Office of International Affairs can help students explore options for studying abroad. Opportunities are available for the entire year, a single semester, May session, and summer. Many study abroad courses may be counted towards the major or minor in History of Art.
The History of Art Department also offers three study abroad programs led by its faculty members; offerings in the coming years may include:
- The Arts of Japan in Tokyo and Kyoto
- Medieval Art in Rome, Siena, and Florence
- The Art of Paris: Gothic Cathedrals