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Art History

As part of your studies you may work as a docent or help with an exhibit at the College’s Wellin Museum of Art, an acclaimed facility. With guidance from your professors, you may secure an internship at the nearby Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute, home to an important American art collection, or in a great art city such as New York or Boston.

Ianna Recco ’16 working with a new collection at the Wellin Museum of Art.

Art history, ancient languages and a plan for the future

Ianna Recco ’16 envisioned two paths to her future and chose Hamilton in part because its open curriculum allowed her to travel both: She double-majors in art history and classical languages. Another draw was the new Wellin Museum of Art, where she works as a docent – and got the chance to work with new acquisitions, exciting stuff for someone whose goal is curatorial work. “It was about 60 pieces of Roman glass, and I measured every little dimension, and I just finished putting them on an online database,” she says. “It was fantastic.”

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Kenley Stark '11 in Venice at the Peggy Guggenheim Museum, where she interned.
Kenley Stark '11 in Venice at the Peggy Guggenheim Museum, where she interned.

A graduate’s progress: combining art and law

Kenley Stark ’11 found her niche through an internship she had in college, where she doubled-majored in art history and philosophy. She’s pursuing a law degree and a master’s in art history at Duke University.

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