At Clark, your education extends beyond the classroom. Visit the Career Connections Center to learn more about internship opportunities that complement your coursework and put your art history knowledge into practice.
The art history major provides abundant opportunities for you to learn outside the classroom: you might curate an exhibit at the Worcester Art Museum, learn about book and paper conservation in Clark’s Archives and Special Collections Department, study sculpture at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, analyze the modern architecture of Walter Gropius’ house in Lincoln, Mass., or excavate an ancient Roman temple in Rough Cilicia, Turkey with Professor Rhys Townsend.
Many students take advantage of internship opportunities during the academic year or over the summer to connect what they’re learning with professional development. One art history student is selected each summer to serve as an intern at the Musée National d’Histoire et d’Art in Luxembourg through the Leir Luxembourg Program-Clark University.
In addition, you can enroll in Gallery Practice and Culture, a Problems of Practice course that introduces students to gallery work while they intern at the Schiltkamp Gallery, Clark’s main exhibition space, located in the Traina Center for the Arts. Students help plan, install and dismantle exhibits. If exhibit artists live locally, you might have an opportunity to interact with them and visit their studios.
In the summer after your junior year, you might be eligible for the Sara Bickman Music and Arts Summer Internship for Undergraduates, which provides financial support for summer internships for undergraduates majoring in the Visual and Performing Arts.
Other opportunities include: