Art history students at Hamilton have an exciting range of opportunities to do independent research and study on and off campus. Their creative, engaged efforts go far beyond passive "art appreciation." Students work with professors both during the academic year and over the summer. These collaborations can lead to publication and student-curated exhibitions at the Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art. A recent Emerson exhibition, for example, contrasted male and female artists’ differing depictions of war. Many art history majors also serve internships at galleries and museums in New York City, in Boston and across the country. And the department encourages its students to study abroad during their junior year in order to explore the diversity and richness of artistic traditions and styles.