President: Emily Kozlowski
The Art History Society seeks to develop a community for Webster University students who are interested in the visual arts and their history. Any Webster University student who shares that interest is welcome and encouraged to attend its events. The group holds monthly meetings to discuss its events and coordinates its members via social media. Events include visits to exhibitions at St Louis area art museums, gallery openings, movie nights featuring art-history related films, and trivia nights.
A regular focus of the Art History Society is to expose its members to the various fields of the discipline. To this end, the group has sponsored lectures by professionals for the Department of Art’s Friday Artist Lecture Series, and visited professionals at their places of work for tours. These talks are often followed by lunch with the professional so that AHS members have an opportunity to ask questions and network in a more intimate setting. Such fields have included in the past curatorial, conservation and registrar work.
The Art History Society members also travel to other cities to see important collections of art. Trips have included Kansas City to visit the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, and even Los Angeles to attend the College Art Association annual meeting and visit LA’s various museums and galleries.
Although membership in the Art History Society can aid a student when applying for graduate schools, its main focus is to encourage a serious yet fun engagement with art and its history