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O’Donnell Institute Launches New Master’s Program in Art History in Fall 2018

Honoré Daumier, Outside the Print–Seller’s Shop, 1860-1863, oil on panel, Dallas Museum of Art, Foundation for the Arts Collection, Mrs. John B. O’Hara Fund

In Fall 2018 the O’Donnell Institute will launch a new Master’s Program in Art History.

The MA program at the O’Donnell Institute introduces students to a global history of art through close engagement with artworks held in collections throughout Dallas and Fort Worth.

Students explore a broad range of material across geography, chronology, and medium, building a strong foundation in historiography, theory, and professional practices. In their coursework and independent research projects, students draw on privileged access to public and private collections, outstanding research resources, and the innovative and interdisciplinary research initiatives of O’Donnell Institute scholars. As a capstone to their studies, students design and carry out an original research project such as a scholarly essay, a small exhibition, a collaboration with a practicing artist, or an archival project.

Students pursue their coursework and independent research in close collaboration with mentors at the O’Donnell Institute and its partner institutions, and have the opportunity to participate fully in the intellectual life of a center for advanced research.

The intensive sixteen-month program is designed as a rigorous, immersive experience, preparing graduates for top doctoral programs or arts careers.

The program will welcome its first class in Fall 2018.

Applications are due January 15, 2018. 

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