Grad Art

Graduate Symposium

The Graduate Symposium is the Program’s keystone academic event.

The Auditorium at the Clark Art Institute

Papers are based on a Qualifying Paper (QP) undertaken during a student’s course of study in the Program and further developed over an intense sequence of practice runs before a joint faculty-student committee, with additional training in public speaking and other skills pertinent to the critical debate and the arts of persuasion. The Symposium falls on graduation weekend and constitutes a significant event for the art history community in Williamstown.