As an art history major at Clark you will analyze two- and three-dimensional works of art from ancient Greece to the contemporary moment, including paintings, sculpture and architecture. Your understanding will be informed by insight into the social, cultural and historical contexts in which artists work, the technologies of art-making, and the way visual art shapes conversation about the human experience. Some art historians also will learn the techniques of art conservation.
Why Study Art History at Clark?
- Learn from faculty who make lasting contributions to the field in the archeology of ancient Greece, the paintings of Renaissance Venice, and 20th-century American art.
- Become an active member of Worcester's arts community, which includes
- the Worcester Art Museum, a world-renowned collection of art from ancient Greece to the current day (free admission for Clarkies!)
- ArtsWorcester, a grass-roots organization supporting contemporary artists in the city
- Preservation Worcester, which advocates for the preservation of Worcester’s amazing architectural heritage
- View and research art at other museums within an hour of Clark, including the Museum of Fine Arts, the Institute of Contemporary Art, and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston; the DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum in Lincoln; and the Museum of Russian Icons in Clinton
- Pursue opportunities to curate on-campus exhibits, learn book and paper conservation techniques at Clark’s Archives and Special Collections, participate in an archaeological dig in Turkey, and intern at the aforementioned museums
- Study in the wider context of Clark’s Visual and Performing Arts Department, a tight-knit community that includes students majoring in media, culture and the arts; music; screen studies; studio art; and theatre arts.