Williams Graduate Program in the History of Art

Williams College, in cooperation with the Clark, offers a two-year course of study leading to the degree of master of arts in the history of art. The program provides a thorough professional preparation for academic and museum careers and equips graduates of the program to pursue further study and research.

Housed on the Clark campus, the graduate program is exceptional in drawing upon the rich art history resources—the professional staffs, libraries, and art collections—of two institutions. Each semester, a distinguished outside scholar serves as Robert Sterling Clark Visiting Professor, offering a graduate seminar and an undergraduate lecture course. Through the work/study program, each student has the opportunity for work in a curatorial department, as a teaching or research assistant, or in the Williamstown Art Conservation Center. The curriculum includes a three-week international study tour during the first year. Selected students participate in Clark Fellows' seminar lunches. All students receive intensive training in writing and oral presentation skills, culminating in a symposium at the end of the second year.

For more information, please visit the graduate program's website here