Jose Clemente Orozco, Prometheus, 1930

Study of the history of art enhances general education at Pomona College by revealing how meaning can be made visually. Students gain the ability to deal with the imagery of their own and other cultures more effectively and critically. Questions concerning historical method, race, gender, class, sexuality, and critical theory inform the Art History curriculum. Pomona College, Scripps College and Pitzer College have a joint Art History program that treats European, North American, African, African Diasporic, Native American and Asian topics through introductory and advanced courses.