Art History

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Interns gain industry connections and practical experience working with world-class museums, collections and arts leadership

Art History students at SMU have the extraordinary benefit of access to world-class museums and collections located in Dallas/Fort Worth, both as visitors and, for the most highly qualified, as interns. Our students have held internships or gone on to work at such institutions as the Dallas Museum of Art, the Kimbell Art Museum, the Nasher Sculpture Center, the Amon Carter Museum, the Fort Worth Modern, the Metropolitan Museum, the Smithsonian, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the Musée du Louvre in Paris, and major auction houses such as Sotheby's and Christie's.

SMU art history majors can also participate in the William B. Jordan internship program at SMU's own Meadows Museum, one of the finest and most comprehensive collections of Spanish art outside of Spain.

Internship opportunities on campus also include the Bywaters Special Collections at the Jake and Nancy Hamon Library; the DeGolyer Special Collections at the DeGolyer Library; and the Lady Tennyson d’Eyncourt Visual Resources Laboratory, also located in the Hamon Arts Library.

Financial support for undergraduate internships is available in the form of the Joy Richardson Internship Award, which provides one outstanding student per year with up to $1500 to defray travel and living costs connected with undertaking an off-campus internship.


For more information about internship opportunities, contact:

Adam Herring
Chair of Art History, Associate Professor

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Art History

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Undergraduate Studies

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