Art History MA
On a campus that is itself an expression of 20th and 21st-century art, in the company of practitioners, prominent historians and critics, and surrounded by world-class museums, galleries, and art spaces, there is no better place to make a career happen.
Art History MA Program
The MA program in art history provides an opportunity for serious students to practice deep engagement in the visual arts and prepares them with what is necessary to interpret, critique, and decode modern and contemporary culture.
Art History/Art+Design Dual MA/MFA Program
Particularly beneficial, Purchase’s dual MA/MFA degree offerings allow for close interaction between departments, resulting in a curriculum designed for collaborative study.
Through cross-participatory critiques, discussions, and assignments, the educational experience is broadened, leaving students with not only a deep understanding of art and art practices, but also an invaluable comfort working with makers.
In conjunction with theoretical teachings and seminars, students gain a critical mindset as they pursue professional application in the highest ranks of the field.
Neuberger Museum of Art Curatorial Fellowship
Perhaps most rewarding, the Neuberger Museum of Art Curatorial Fellowship offers an unparalleled opportunity to graduate students.
The competitive, advanced apprenticeship is designed to give the selected student(s) real life, hands-on experience curating a small exhibition drawn from the museum’s permanent collection, under the guidance of an advisor from the Neuberger curatorial staff.
The Neuberger Fellow is responsible for all curatorial tasks, beginning with the conception of the exhibition itself, all the way through its installation, and even beyond—including the research and development of the show, the production of an accompanying catalog, and the presentation of the exhibit to docents and the public.