Inspiring trailblazers to demand a presence and diversify the world of art.

Art History + Curatorial Studies

Future curators, art historians, museum professionals, and artists all come together at The Atlanta University Center Art History + Curatorial Studies Collective. Enrolling students from Clark Atlanta University, Morehouse College and Spelman College, this innovative curriculum seeks to shape the future of art history and position the Atlanta University Center as the leading incubator of African American professionals in these fields.

In addition to strong liberal arts programs at each campus, we have firsthand access to Clark Atlanta University Art Museum, Spelman College Museum of Fine Art, The Spelman Innovation Lab and Robert W. Woodruff Library.

“I want people to come in and hear rich stories that make them feel like these objects belong to them.”

Scholarships + Paid Internships

The Atlanta University Center Art History + Curatorial Studies Collective is made possible by the generous support from the Alice L. Walton Foundation. Students enrolled in this program are eligible for scholarships, as well as paid summer internship opportunities. Speaking to an advisor is the first step to exploring all of the options available to you.

Art History Major

Diverse time periods. Global movements. Powerful stories behind our visual culture. It’s not just learning about art, but gaining the skill set needed to build a career out of it.

Art History Minor

From history to research to analysis, it’s the perfect complement to an interdisciplinary study. When it comes to unique and creative career paths, everything goes with art.

Curatorial Studies Minor

For museum lovers of every kind, it’s all about putting passion on display — with hands-on, behind-the-scenes experiences in the art of exhibition, presentation, and interpretation.

Early College Program in Art History and Curatorial Studies

Four weeks of learning, training and doing all things art. Open to rising high school juniors and seniors of color — because it’s never too early to start your art history or curatorial career.