As part of your studies you may work as a docent or get involved with an exhibit at the Wellin Museum of Art, a new and acclaimed facility. You could secure an internship at the nearby Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute, home to an important American art collection, or at a museum in New York, Boston or other great art city. You may collaborate with professors on work that leads to publication or to a student-curated exhibition.
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.”More >>
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.More >>
Hamilton graduates who concentrated in art history are pursuing careers in a variety of fields, including: