a Better Art World.
Future curators, art historians, museum professionals and artists all come together at the Atlanta University Center Art History + Curatorial Studies Collective. Housed within the Department of Art & Visual Culture at Spelman College, this innovative program aims to shape the future of the art world and position the Atlanta University Center as the leading incubator of African American professionals in these fields. We are cultivating students who will seek knowledge, discover purpose and make change.
Made possible by generous support from the Alice L. Walton Foundation, undergraduate students enrolled in this program are also eligible for scholarships and paid summer internship opportunities.
Clark Atlanta University
The historic legacy of CAU is as respected now as it was in 1865, when it became the nation’s first institution to award graduate degrees to African Americans. Today, the campus houses one of the most prestigious university collections of African and African-American art in the U.S.
With 2,100 undergrads, it’s the only four-year liberal arts, all-male HBCU. The Morehouse College Martin Luther King, Jr. Collection averages 10,000 items of historical significance—including handwritten notes, speeches, manuscripts, sermons and more.
Ranked the #1 HBCU in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, it’s one of the most selective women’s colleges in America. Spelman is home to the only museum in the nation emphasizing art by and about women of the African Diaspora, The Spelman College Museum of Fine Art.