Art History

In addition to providing students with a broad understanding of world art, the Art History program focuses on African American art and the art of the African Diaspora. In beginning and advanced courses and seminars, students are encouraged to engage in scholarly investigation and analysis of visual styles, cultural movements, and social evidence in the history of art, especially original scholarship in African American and African Art History. The program’s strong research focus provides a virtual road map for students who wish to pursue careers as art historians in academia or in museums as curators and educators.

Art History Faculty


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Two-Year Paid Undergraduate Internships

Two-Year Paid Internship

The Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts at the National Gallery of Art, in partnership with Howard University, has established a program of two-year, paid undergraduate internships aimed at creating pathways  to careers in museums and arts-related organizations.