Art History Minor
The Art History minor at Stonehill blends in-depth study of artistic periods and individual artists’ styles with experiential learning that can put students in a local teen art program or in a museum halfway around the world.
Gain a Broader Perspective Through the Lens of Art
Travel to Italy to study Renaissance art or ancient pagan and Christian cultures. Explore the world of French art and literature of the 19th Century in Paris or Provence. Work with teenagers to create public art for their communities. Curate an exhibition in the Carole Calo Gallery. Learn on the job in a gallery or museum internship.
Stonehill art history students deepen their understanding of art as an expression of various cultures and ideologies.
Our students experience art aesthetically, historically and as a means for personal expression. Our program promotes the investigation of connections between art and other disciplines such as history, psychology, gender studies and religious studies.
Opportunities for Advanced Study, Experiential Learning
Take advantage of our “extended classroom” as students study on site at museums, galleries and historical sites in New England and New York.
- Live the arts as you study abroad in Florence, Perugia, London or Paris
- Collaborate with teenagers from Brockton, Mass., to create public art for their communities
- Curate an exhibition in the Carole Calo Gallery in our capstone course, “Exhibitions and Collections”
- Learn on the job in a museum or gallery internship.
Sample Art History Courses
Early Renaissance Art: Italy and the North
Exhibitions and Collections: An Inside Look
Career Development Resources
The Stonehill Career Development Center offers extensive assistance to students seeking employment, pursuing advanced studies or participating in postgraduate service opportunities. By completing internships and utilizing mentors, students are empowered to build lifelong career management skills.
Visual & Performing Arts Specific Career Resources
- Extensive on-campus recruiting program for internships and entry-level positions
- Annual career fairs
- Various industry-specific career lunches – arts administration, nonprofits
- Externships and internships in New York, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C. (weeklong and semesterlong programs).
- Boston Interactive Web Designer
- Cengage Learning Associate Content Project Manager
- Gibbes Museum of Art Membership Coordinator
- New Hampshire Historical Society Education Programs Coordinator
- Smithsonian Institution Education Specialist
Visual & Performing Arts Internship Opportunities
Places where visual and performing arts students have recently interned include:
Partnerships & Special Programs
Compassionate Leadership Through the Arts
The Arts Outreach program pairs under-served children from the nearby city of Brockton with Stonehill mentors. Because most of the Stonehill students who participate have little experience in art, the projects they undertake – ranging from photography and videography to painting and sometimes dance – provide an opportunity for the mentors and mentees to learn and do something new together.