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 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: