Art History

Ancient Cliff Paintings

Overview

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.



Above: Students uncovered the history of some of Clark's most distinctive structures for the course "Special Topics in Modern Art: Architecture on the Clark Campus."

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.

2013 LEEP Projects: Art History Majors

Ananya Sikand Ananya Sikand '14
Project Mentor: Elli Crocker
Art Restoration Apprenticeship to Art, Media and the Effect of Human Behavior in Siena, Italy. Ananya spent her summer working as an assistant to an art restorer. She helped restore 1920s-era walnut furniture and wallpaper from the Castle of San Leonino in the Tuscan countryside.

J. Spahr J. Spahr '14
Project Mentor: John Garton
Designing Content for the Worcester Art Museum's (WAM) Masters Remastered Show in Worcester, Mass. J. researched paintings featured in the WAM's most recent show. Her work helped to uncover content that will be shared with new audiences at the WAM.

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