M.A. in the History of Art

The Program gives students exemplary preparation for careers in the academy, museums, and associated fields in the history of art. Its goal—through course work, internships, and travel—is to forge intellectuals committed to debate, inquiry, and scholarship about art. No matter their later training and career choices, graduates typically credit their two years in Williamstown as a defining scholarly and professional experience.

Upcoming Events

  • Michael Ann Holly: “Painted Presence, Painted Silence”
    Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 5:30 pm, Stone Hill Hunter Studio
  • Proseminar Event for Graduate Students: “Art Writing Panel”
    Brian Boucher, critic and editor for Art In America, Cate McQuaid, art critic for the Boston Globe, and Tod Lippy, editor and executive director of Esopus, discuss with Graduate Students the varied kinds and forms of writing for and about art
    May 2, 2014, Clark Penthouse West Lounge
  • Melissa Horn, Williams M.A. Class of 2014
    20th Annual Lenett Lecture:
      “When the Grit Hits the Fan: Oldenberg, Pop, and the Conservation of the Everyday”
    Wednesday, May 7, 5:30 pm, Stone Hill Hunter Studio

See 2013-2014 Events for a complete listing.

Student Curated Exhibitions

Robert Wainstein ’14, MASS MoCA, In Transit: Between Image and Objectthrough January 4, 2015

Hillary Reder ’14, David Sledge ’14, Nina Pelaez ’14, Emily Leifer ’14, Daniel Smith ’15, Lauren Young ’15, Elliot Krasnopoler ’15, WALLS (Williams Art Loan for Living Spaces) Williams College Museum of Art