October 3, 2017
History of Art Department included in Artsy Editorial's, "A Guide to 15 Leading Art History and Curatorial Master’s Programs in the U.S."
UPenn stands out for initiatives like its Incubation Series, founded in 2015, which enables Art History students to curate the work of UPenn MFAs in several student-produced exhibitions that take place in spaces throughout Philadelphia each year. It’s opportunities such as these that give students vital exposure to the local art scene and experience in applying their growing knowledge and expertise to the pragmatics of organizing exhibitions. The university’s Art History department also has relationships with the city’s cultural institutions—including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, ICA Philadelphia, and the Barnes Foundation. UPenn alums of the MA program have held curatorial positions or organized exhibitions at LACMA, the Dia Art Foundation, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, among other institutions.
Grad students at the opening reception for a student-curated exhibition, “Expanding the Audience for Art in the Nineteenth Century,” held at the Arthur Ross Gallery, University of Pennsylvania. Courtesy of the University of Pennsylvania.