In Clark’s art history program, you will have an opportunity to explore the work of painters and designers, architects and sculptors, from a wide variety of places and time periods.
Visual art reflects the culture and society in which it was created, and art history students can choose to combine their study of art and artists with a complementary discipline such as history, education, communication and culture, management or philosophy.
Whatever your interest, Clark faculty will work with you to create a program that meets your goals and includes internships and study away/abroad programs where appropriate.
Some art history majors will choose to prepare for careers that may require post-graduate training, such as journalism, arts administration, art education or museum curatorial work. However, the study of art history, like that of other majors at Clark, is not just training for a specific job. While you will acquire a solid background in art history, equally important are the skills of intellectual inquiry and analysis that you will develop—skills you will be able to apply to any career.
2012 LEEP Project Pioneers: Art History Majors
Casey Harrington '13 has been helping to establish the authorship, historical context, and importance of a little-studied Renaissance painting in the Worcester Art Museum, "Donna Giovanna Chevara and Her Son." Read Casey's interview about her LEEP Project at sheltonherald.com.