Thanks and Congratulations
to all who made this year’s Symposium a huge success!
See you next year!


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Professor Keely Heuer, Chair, Department of Art History

Professor Keely Heuer

Faculty Organizer and Chair, Department of Art History


The SUNY New Paltz Undergraduate Art History Symposium began as the brainstorm of two students serving as the co-presidents of the College’s Art History Association in the fall of 2018. Within a few short years, it has grown into a multi-day virtual event this spring featuring the work of a hundred talented students from institutions across the globe. We look forward to developing it further into a premiere outlet for undergraduates interested in art history and its related fields to share their research, broaden their intellectual horizons, and network with one another.

Mission Statement

We seek to provide an inviting, nurturing, and inclusive space for undergraduates to give their first professional talks as well as to increase student self-confidence.


We are extremely grateful to our past and present participants for their willingness to be a part of this successful experiment and especially to their faculty mentors, who not only shared this opportunity with their students, but who also supported and encouraged them while crafting their submissions. It is enormously exciting to celebrate the scholarly achievements of these talented undergraduates and see the bright future of the field ahead of us as we do so. Thank you all for being a part of this year’s event!


SUNY New Paltz Art History Department

SUNY New Paltz Art History Department

The Art History department is dedicated to the teaching of undergraduates. Small class sizes, usually comprised of fifteen to thirty-five students, allow for individual attention and close interaction with faculty and other students. All courses count toward the liberal arts requirement.

The breadth of courses offered by the Art History department, ranging from prehistoric times to the present and covering nearly all areas of the world, is rarely found at four-year colleges. Since 1964, the State University of New York at New Paltz has offered a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History with a wide variety of courses in the history of painting, sculpture, architecture, graphic and decorative arts, design, and photography. A minor concentration in Art History is available, as is an Art History major concentration within the Elementary Education Pre-K-6 curriculum.

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