What I love so much about art history is that there is so much that can be taken away from a single brush stroke. From one painting alone, we can learn about who the artist is, their experiences, what they are influenced by, the people who may have inspired them, as well as what was going on in the world around them. It goes beyond periods, dates, and color palettes. Studying art history has provided me with ways to identify these things, and because of that, I am able to see works of art in a new light. It reminds me every day that there is so much more than what meets the eye. Some of my favorite periods are the High Renaissance, Baroque, and 19th Century European art. After I graduate from SSU this May, I plan on continuing my education on the history of art and architecture, as well as museum studies and have been accepted into Boston University’s graduate program.