The Williams Graduate Program in the History of Art provides exemplary preparation for careers in the academy, museums, and associated fields. Graduates credit their time in Williamstown as a defining scholarly and professional experience.
The grad art program’s two-year curriculum combines academic course work, internships, co-curricular workshops, and international travel.
Discussion, debate, and accessibility constitute core values of the program, expressed in the roster of courses and workshops, in graduate student participation in the activities of the Clark’s Research and Academic Program, in the annual Graduate Symposium, and perhaps most of all in the warm, collegial, but still intense conventions of intellectual exchange that prevail in this global community of art historians.
Graduate students form an integral part of a stimulating international community incorporating academics, curators, students, artists, and conservators.
The program is physically located at the Clark, and faculty and supervisors are drawn from the Williams Art Department, from the Williams College Museum of Art, and from the research and curatorial staff of the Clark, as well as from other affiliates.