ART HISTORY CAREERS
Become an Art Historian!
Graduates enter the job market with skills equivalent to their counterparts in the liberal arts, but with the added advantage of having developed visual critical abilities.
An Art History major gives a tour of the CVPA Gallery.
Art Historians are: (video) arts writers/ reporters, exhibit designers, museum directors, gallery directors, volunteer coordinators, development directors, corporate historians, preservation agency officers, registrars of historic places, education coordinators, research assistants, cultural events planners, professors, arts therapists, art librarians, curators, archivists, archaeologists, conservators, arts handlers, exhibition specialists, appraisers, arts consultants, art critics, layout editors, arts programmers (tv, radio), attorneys, design consultants, and historical preservation coordinators, grants writers and public relations specialists.
Art Historians work: (video) museums, city, state, and federal agencies, in interior design firms, colleges and universities, restoration firms, publishing firms, archives, federal and state parks, fundraising firms, insurance companies, research organizations, corporations, community organizations, educational and cultural institutions, historical societies, magazines and newspapers, antiques dealerships, auction houses, and art galleries.
UMass Dartmouth Art History Students learn: (video) define quality, analyze the artistic qualities of everyday objects, weigh values, recognize the creators of works of art, compare works of art, think critically, write and speak effectively, present and defend ideas, convey complex information, describe impressions about art, clarify others' thoughts and ideas, speak to groups, be sensitive to cultural viewpoints, see how the making of art has changed across time, interpret a culture's values and beliefs, participate in cultural activities of various communities, work with primary sources, analyze and organize information, examine evidence, evaluate research results, and determine the origins of art works.
Career Directories and Info:
- College Art Association
- American Association of Museums
- HigherEd Jobs
- Career Alternatives for Art Historians
- Mass Cultural Council
- United States Department of Labor
- UMassD Career
- Art Staffing.com
- Global Museum.org
- Smithsonian Institution Career Center
- Society of American Archivists
- Art History Jobs
- Art Assistant Careers
- Art History Resource Kit (@ Univ. Delaware)
- Art Job
- Museum Employment Resource Center
- Visual Resources Association (VRA)