All art history majors who have worked with an advisor through the application process have been successfully admitted to competitive graduate programs in art history. Majors have also utilized their rich background in art history toward law and medical school.
Careers include teaching on the college level; directing or curating at a museum or gallery; working in museum education, art conservation, arts advocacy, visual resources centers, auction houses, historic preservation and/or art book and catalogue publishing.
The Augustana Teaching Museum of Art and the Visual Resources Center provide work-study opportunities for students to gain first-hand experience in museum operations and collections management.
Through Augustana’s internship program, students may apply for summer, term- or year-long internships at major museums and art organizations, most recently at the Figge Art Museum in Davenport, the Art Institute of Chicago and the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC.
Carli Hogan ’17, an art history minor at Augustana, is a student at Marquette University School of Dentistry, Milwaukee.
Clair Wright ’16 is a JD candidate at University of Denver Sturm College of Law, and an M.A. candidate in art history at University of Denver.
Sarah Berndt ’15 is the Collections & Education coordinator for the Porter County Museum in Valparaiso, Ind. She received an M.A. from the Winterthur Program in American Material Culture, University of Delaware.
Maggie Cooper ‘15 is a graduate assistant at the University of Illinois in Chicago.
Audrey Moore ‘15 is a marketing assistant for the Milwaukee Film Festival and a Teaching Artist with Artists Working in Education, Milwaukee.
Kate McCormick ‘13 has a master of divinity from Yale Divinity School, and is a candidate for a master's in social work at The Brown School, Washington University, St. Louis.
Julie Napientek ‘13 is a fine art consultant at Martin Lawrence Galleries in Schaumberg, Ill. She has a master's in art history and visual culture from Richmond, The American International University in London.
Vero Rose Smith ‘12 is an associate curator at the University Museum of Art in Iowa City, and an adjunct instructor at Kirkwood Community College in Iowa City. She has a master's in art history from the University of Iowa, and a master's from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design.