Engaged Art History
Engaged Art History takes what you’re learning in your courses and puts it into practice through internships, research, study away, winter term, career exploration, and beyond.
Here’s a sampling of recent projects, field experiences, and post-graduate destinations for art history majors.
RISE at Oberlin
Research. Internships. Study Away. Experiential Learning.
Ways Art History Majors Rise
- The Afro-Portuguese Saltcellar and the Loango Coast Tusk in Dialogue with Global Art History: Finding Pre-20th Century Globalization in Ivory (Honors)
- Treasure as Spolia in the Basilica of San Marco (Honors)
- Disability as Curatorial Methodology: A Reconsideration of Sight and Art Museum Practices (Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship and Honors)
- By Us For Us, the Significance of Counter-Archiving to Decolonizing Contemporary Art Spaces (Honors)
- Tombstones as Witnesses: A Crosscultural Study on the Yangzhou Latin Tombstones (Honors)
- Mass MoCA, North Adams, and Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
- Brooklyn Museum, Jewish Museum, Museum of Modern Art, PS1, The Frick Collection, Whitney Museum, NYC
- Highpoint Center for Printmaking, Minneapolis
- Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland
- SITE Santa Fe, Santa Fe, N.M.
- Silverlake Conservation, Los Angeles
- Institute for Study Abroad-Butler University, University of Havana, Cuba
- Center for University Programs Abroad (CUPA), France
- CIEE Arts and Sciences Program in Legon, Ghana
- Associated Kyoto Program (AKP), Kyoto, Japan
- Butler’s Institute for Study Abroad, Oxford University
- Art history students work closely with the Allen Memorial Art Museum’s collections. For “African Art in Museums: From Collection to Display,” students curated the permanent display. Students produce a published and online catalog with essays and photographs to accompany the Senior Studio Exhibitions.
First Destinations of Recent Art History Majors
- Curatorial fellow/intern: Brooklyn Museum
- Dallas Museum of Art
- Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
- Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, Studio Museum, NYC
- National Museum of African Art, Washington, DC
- Project manager for in-house arts program: Elsewhere
- Production assistant: National Public Radio
- Graduate Schools:
- MA/JD in cultural property law, Rutgers University
- JD: CUNY, Denver, Fordham, Lewis & Clark, Michigan, Stanford
- Rare book librarianship, Indiana University
- MA, Harvard Graduate School of Design
- MA, sustainable business and communities, Goddard College
- MA/PhD art history programs at Bryn Mawr, Courtauld Institute, CUNY, New York University, Northwestern, Stanford, Williams, University of Chicago, University of Maryland, University of Michigan, University of Pennsylvania, Yale
- Fulbright to Italy, art history research
- Fulbrights to teach English in Côte d’Ivoire, Germany, South Africa, and Taiwan