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MA in Art History- Hunter College

Art & Education
September 23, 2022

MA in Art History
Hunter College


Robert Longo, American Bridge Project, 2017. Installation view, Hunter College. Courtesy of the Hunter College Art Galleries. Photo: Daniel Pérez.





Spring semester deadline: October 1
Fall semester deadline: February 1

Hunter College Art & Art History Department
Main Campus
695 Park Avenue 11th Floor North Building
New York, NY 10065
Hunter College is now accepting applications for the MA in Art History. The Master’s Program in Art History at Hunter College provides rigorous training in the history and theory of art.  Located on the Upper East Side, Hunter is an easy walk to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the Asia Society, and the Frick Collection.  The program is the largest and most comprehensive in the City University of New York system, with an internationally recognized faculty whose dynamic classes take full advantage of the extraordinary resources and research opportunities the city provides. Hunter prides itself as New York City’s public university for the arts, and is committed to maintaining tuition affordability and offering a flexible schedule for working professionals. Find our program description here.

At Hunter, MA students have the opportunity to pursue advanced research in a wide range of art historical periods and cultures, as Hunter’s Art History faculty publish and teach in fields spanning from the ancient Mediterranean, East Asia and the Islamic world, to the Modern and Contemporary Art of Europe, the Americas, and the African Diaspora.  Significant concentrations include Medieval and Early Modern Europe, the Global 18th Century, and Postcolonial Latin American Art, as well as 20th and 21st Century art, both worldwide and locally—faculty share a strong engagement with New York’s art world, its institutions, and its histories. Explore our faculty pages.

Hunter’s Art Historians are committed to curatorial practice as an important facet of scholarly art historical research, and regularly offer classes in conjunction with the exhibition program at the Hunter College Art Galleries.  Students in the MA program may elect to pursue the Advanced Certificate in Curatorial Studies, which offers both a theoretical and historical grounding in curatorial practices and practical experience in exhibition research, organization, and installation.  Recent Curatorial Certificate exhibitions include Acts of Art and Rebuttal in 1971, Framing Community: Magnum Photographs, 1947-Present, and Night Shades and Phantoms: An Exhibition of Works by Robert Rauschenberg, researched in collaboration with the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, and installed in its building downtown. Find details here and here.

Many Hunter MA students work in New York’s art world: in museums, galleries, art organizations, and publishing houses. All our courses are scheduled the late afternoon or in the evening, enabling students to continue to work or hold internships while earning their degrees.  Hunter’s Art History network is strong, and the program’s alumni hold prominent positions in arts institutions and foundations in the city, nationally, and internationally.  Hunter MA graduates who have chosen to continue their academic careers in pursuit of the PhD have also been successful, and are working in or have completed doctoral programs nationwide.

Thanks to our supporters in New York’s arts community, we are able to offer scholarship support to strong students in all fields, especially in Latin American Art and the art of the African Diaspora, and, through the new Renate, Hans, and Maria Hofmann Trust scholarships, to incoming students intending to research and write on modernism and 20th-century painting in New York.

Join us for a prospective student information session on Zoom:
September 28, October 26, or November 30, 6–7pm EST. Sign up here.

Tuition affordability: In 2022-23, the cost of the complete degree (30cr) is 14,500 USD for in-state students and 26,000 USD for out of state.

Application deadlines: October 1, 2022 and February 1, 2022. Qualified applicants may be considered past the application deadline.

Student Opportunities

Internship Opportunity at the St. Louis Art Museum

The Saint Louis Art Museum is pleased to offer four full-time, paid summer internships in the curatorial and learning & engagement divisions in 2022. These positions are open to current and recent undergraduate and graduate students.

Position Summary
The paid internships at the Saint Louis Art Museum offer opportunities to gain first-hand experience working in a major art museum. The Museum is home to a collection of over 37,000 works of art from six continents, dating from ancient times to the present. Curators, together with museum educators, designers, registrars, and many others, work to interpret and present the collection and develop programs that enrich visitor experiences. Over the course of the summer program, interns will have opportunities to learn more about SLAM’s collections through curatorial tours. In addition, they will participate in tours of the conservation facilities, brownbag lunches with department and division heads, and a meeting with the museum’s director.Interns will work one-on-one with a staff member from the Curatorial or Learning and Engagement divisions of the Museum to contribute to a specific project. In 2022, projects include:

Project 1: Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas Internship
The Intern will work with curators in the department of the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas to conduct research and catalog historic Native American art, focusing on the Donald Danforth Jr. Collection of Plains and Plateau art. Intern will also assist with special exhibition projects for African art.

Project 2: American Art in the Early Cold War (1939-1963)
The Intern will work with curators in the department of American Art to assist with research for a Cold War exhibition that will bring a socio-political perspective on a wide range of American art produced between 1939 (Hitler-Stalin pact) and 1963 (assassination of Pres. John F. Kennedy). The project will entail research on individual objects, on social/political contexts and artist groups as well as compiling gallery and exhibition histories and contemporaneous reviews. Intern will also assist with exhibition databases and checklists.Project 3: Contemporary Ceramics and Craft in St. Louis
The Intern will work with curators in the department of Decorative Arts and Design to conduct research on contemporary ceramics and other craft media in the collection and the community. The intern will strengthen research on artists represented in the collection by compiling annotated bibliographies and artist and exhibition histories and identifying comparative objects and collections.

Project 4: Research and Planning for the 100th anniversary of education at the Saint Louis Art Museum
The Intern will collaborate with Learning and Engagement staff to research and develop ideas for public programs and activities to mark 2023, the 100th anniversary of SLAM’s education department (now called Learning and Engagement). Tasks may include reviewing materials in the museum archives, helping to create an updated narrative of the history of SLAM’s education department, and assisting in the research for a video or social media campaign celebrating the 100th anniversary of the department.
Key Information:
– Mandatory start date is Monday, June 13, 2022
– Internship concludes when intern completes 300 hours; duration to be eight or nine weeks
– Work schedule is Monday through Friday, roughly 37.5 hours per week
– Biweekly pay will be $12.50/hour worked, no benefits or holiday pay
– The Saint Louis Art Museum adheres to protocols based on current guidelines from the City’s Department of Health. All potential new hires will be required to show proof of full vaccination against COVID-19.
– The internship will most likely take place on-site, though there may be a potential for remote work.
– Candidates will be considered for specific projects based on interest, qualifications, and project needs.A complete application requires the following documents:
– Cover letter to indicate professional goals, reason you seek this internship, and how your training and experience have prepared you for any of the projects cited above.
– Resume or CV to indicate work experience (volunteer and paid work) and academic background
– Transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable)
– Language skills list to specify language(s) and reading, writing, speaking levels of fluency
– 3 References: name, title, affiliation and full contact information (letters of reference not required; at least 2 references must be a professor or academic advisor; 1 can be a personal or nonacademic professional reference)
– Academic writing sample, such as a research paper (minimum 5 pages in length, with source citations and bibliography)

Click here to apply. *Please only upload two documents: (1) a PDF that combines the cover letter, resume/CV, transcripts, language skills and reference list; (2) the writing sample.*

Deadline to submit complete applications: 11:59 pm CST on Sunday, February 20, 2022. Selections will be completed by April 8, 2022.

Please direct any questions to Meagan McKay, Sr. Administrative Assistant for Curatorial Affairs, at [email protected].

The Saint Louis Art Museum is committed to building a diverse staff and strongly encourages applications from candidates of color. The Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to treating all applicants and employees fairly based on their abilities, achievements, and experience, without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by law.

Amy Torbert, PhD
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Assistant Curator of American Art
Saint Louis Art Museum
[email protected]

Student Opportunities

Call for Abstracts

This coming April, the Art History Association at SUNY New Paltz will host its second annual undergraduate student symposium. Last year’s event featuring students from collegiate institutions across New York’s Hudson Valley was such an overwhelming success that we have expanded the symposium. We believe that it is a valuable opportunity for Art History students to sharpen their research skills, network with faculty and students outside of their home institution, as well as gain valuable professional experience.  This symposium will allow students to present their past or present work, whether a research paper, an independent study, or an honors thesis to a wider audience. Each talk will be ten minutes in length followed by a brief question and answer session.

Abstracts of 300 words or less to may be sent to [email protected] until February 7, 2020. We ask that the submission also include the student’s name, major, academic year, institutional affiliation, and email. Students will be notified within two weeks after the submission deadline. The symposium will be held on Saturday, April 18, 2020 on the campus of SUNY New Paltz.


Student Opportunities

Curatorial Internship for Museum Diversity at the MFA, Boston

Exciting summer internship  at the MFA Boston. Funded by the Henry Luce Foundation, this paid internship for museum diversity will give a current college student or recent graduate the opportunity to assist with research, interpretation, and programming for a forthcoming exhibition on the collecting and display of American paintings from the 1940s and 1950s here at the MFA. The position is full time from May 29 through August 10. Please contact Zoë Samels ([email protected]) with any questions.

Internships and application instructions can be found here:

Student Opportunities

Paid Fellowship Position at the Brooklyn Museum


Museum Education Fellowship Program
Paid Fellowship Position at the Brooklyn Museum
September 5, 2017–June 22, 2018
The museum invites promising young professionals to join its Museum Education Fellowship Program. As an Education Fellow, you will gain in-depth fieldwork experience by designing, facilitating, and teaching programs that address the needs of adult, school, and youth and family audiences. Fellows participate in hands-on workshops and reading discussions, and conduct qualitative research throughout the year to learn about museum education theory and practice. Ongoing professional development provided by the  experienced education and curatorial staff ensures that Education Fellows leave the program with extensive experience teaching and programming for a variety of audiences, and with a completed professional teaching portfolio.

Program alumni have pursued careers at such cultural institutions as the Denver Art Museum; the Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, Qatar; The Metropolitan Museum of Art; the National Museum of the American Indian; the New Museum; and the Queens Museum of Art, as well as the New York City Department of Education and the School District of Philadelphia.

The Fellowship is a ten-month program, running from September through June, open to individuals who recently completed undergraduate or graduate studies. Fellowship positions are full-time and comes with a $20,300 salary plus benefits.

Applications for the 2017–18 cycle are due April 7, 2017. If you have any questions about the application process, please contact:

Dalila Scruggs
Senior Museum Instructor/Fellowship Coordinator
Brooklyn Museum


Student Opportunities

Call for Papers

Image: Rembrandt, Sacrifice of Isaac (detail), 1655, etching and drypoint, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Bequest of Ida Kammerer, in memory of her husband, Frederic Kammerer, M.D., 1933 (33.79.13); Photo courtesy The Metropolitan Museum of Art.


Negotiating Art and Narrative
Emerging Scholars’ Symposium for Undergraduates
Friday, June 9, 2017
The Frick Collection invites submissions from undergraduates and recent college graduates for a symposium on the subject of art and narrative. This program seeks to develop and diversify the next generation of scholars in the visual arts by offering a platform for their research.
We seek twenty-minute papers (max. 2,500 words) examining the ways in which the visual arts engage with narrative (broadly defined as any literary, historical, political, or personal story). Papers should derive from either a research paper or thesis chapter, and may focus on any material or medium, chronological period, and geographic region.
Eligibility: Current undergraduates, as well as recent graduates who are not yet engaged in graduate study, from any college or university within the United States or abroad are encouraged to apply. Travel stipends may be available on an as-needed basis.

Please submit all materials to [email protected] by April 21, 2017.

More information and application instructions

This symposium is organized in connection with the upcoming exhibition Divine Encounter: Rembrandt’s Abraham and the Angels. This exhibition (on view from May 30 through August 20, 2017) presents a selection of Rembrandt’s depictions of the biblical story of Abraham and examines the artist’s innovative approach to pictorial narrative.


Student Opportunities

ALL-IN seeks Editorial Intern

Former Bard student and EHer Benjamin Barron is now the editor-in-chief of ALL-IN, a biannual arts and culture print publication which brings emerging and established artists together to collaborate, acting as a platform for new visual material.

They are looking for a part-time intern (unpaid) to do remote work now that could become in-person over the summer. Info below!

Benjamin will be part of a panel on Thursday, March 30 for students interested in pursuing work in the intersection of technology, media, and the humanities after college. More info on that to come!

ALL–IN is seeking a part-time editorial intern to work on the upcoming issue of the magazine, effective immediately. Candidate should be well organized and comfortable with working independently. Applicant’s responsibilities would primarily include transcribing interviews with artists from ALL–IN issue three, to be released May 2017. Position would be remote with link to editor in New York via phone and email, with possibility of continuing internship over summer in person (responsibilities later including assistance on photo shoots, helping produce magazine launch, etc.).

Please send resume and cover letter to [email protected]

Student Opportunities

The Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo Summer Internships

The Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, New York is currently accepting applications for placements in our summer internship program. The Gallery welcomes applications from both graduate and undergraduate students of art history for placements that offer students the opportunity to work with an extraordinary collection of modern and contemporary art.  It also offers opportunities in departments across the museum, with competitive placements in the curatorial and education departments for art history students interested in modern and contemporary art. Placement duties may include conducting art historical research for upcoming exhibitions, gathering background information about artists or works in the collection, or supporting public programs.  The deadline for summer applications is February 24, 2017.

For more information visit:


Student Opportunities

Bloomberg Arts Mentors

Bloomberg Arts Mentors
A Paid Summer Internship for College Students
New York City, Summer 2017
The Bloomberg Arts Mentors program is a paid summer internship for undergraduate college students with an interest in the arts and working with teens. This is an excellent opportunity for students who would also like to gain experience in arts administration, education and teaching. In this program, Mentors will provide guidance and oversight to high school students who are placed in internships in cultural organizations around the city. Mentors also assist with a variety of administrative tasks and will learn about implementing a highly effective arts education program.
Cultural organizations that have participated in the program in the past include: Alvin Ailey, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Ballet Hispanico, Dance Theater of Harlem, New York Live Arts, New York Theatre Workshop, Nuyorican Poets Café, Poets House, Socrates Sculpture Park, Art 21, and Studio Museum in Harlem.
The ideal candidate for this program is creative, flexible, interested in learning about the variety of cultural organizations in New York City, comfortable presenting and speaking in front of groups, and committed to serving as a mentor to high school students. They will serve as role models for the high school interns, and must maintain high standards of professionalism and personal conduct. There are three positions available. Program Details The Bloomberg Arts Mentors program will run for approximately 8 weeks from mid-June through mid-August, five days per week. Responsibilities include:
—-Serve as a mentor to high school students working at cultural institutions throughout New York City in the Bloomberg Arts and Culture Internship Program.
—-General administrative assistance and support for the internship program.
—-Communicate with interns regarding work assignments, schedules, and responsibilities.
—-Assist with planning group visits and excursions to cultural institutions, both on regular field trip days and extra activities on evenings and weekends.
—-Assist with developing prompts for weekly blog postings; manage collection of postings from students and post appropriate photos and student writings.
—-Support Studio staff with supervision of Bloomberg high school interns that are placed at Studio in a School.
—-Help to oversee and assist with intern multi-media projects; Mentor will support Artist Instructor and students in this effort.
—-Support and mentor high school interns with their college applications.
—-Photo-documentation of the Bloomberg Art and Culture Internship Program at weekly class sessions as well as at all work sites; compile report at the end of the program
with highlight photos from every work site and class sessions.
—-Collect and process weekly time sheets for high school interns.
—-At end of program, assist with final collection of all reports and other program documentation.
—-Mentors will work part time in June and 35 hours per week July 5th through August 18th and will be paid $13/hour for their work, including training. They will be
required to submit weekly time sheets, a mid-internship report, and a final report.

There are three positions available.
Candidates should have a demonstrated interest in the arts and strong writing and organizational skills. Please indicate any design, photography, or film experience that you have, as there will be one position that will require film and editing skills.
Program Eligibility Students must be a current sophomore or junior in a college or university within the five boroughs of New York City, or must be permanent residents of New York City. Applicants must be enrolled full time during the 2016-2017 academic year.
Financial Aid Requirement: Applicants must demonstrate financial need by submitting a copy of their FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR) that illustrates an EFC (Estimated Family Contribution) of $10,000 or less.
There are no exceptions to these eligibility and financial aid requirements. Application Information To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, unofficial transcript, documentation of EFC (see above) and at least two references to:
[email protected] Please include “Bloomberg Arts Mentors” in the subject line. Qualified candidates will be invited for an interview.

Student Opportunities, Uncategorized


Each semester the Bard College Art History Program sponsors
a field trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art for all students enrolled in an art history course.  This semester it is
Sunday, February 26, 2017


Tickets Available
See Jeanette McDonald, Fisher Annex 112

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