Marissa Klein, Art History and Museum Professions Student
When I first started this program, I was pretty sure I wanted to work either in a museum or as an academic, but couldn't decide whether to focus on costume history or art history. Now I'm leaning toward art, and trying to decide which movement within Modern art to specialize in.
The great thing about studying art in New York City is being able to actually see, in person, so many of the works by artists I've studied in my courses. Art History and Museum Professions exposes you to how multifaceted art history is—with roots in critical theory, history, literature, aesthetics, and culture—and couples that with the business facet of the industry. I've been able to intern at the Museum of the City of New York and the Lower East Side Tenement Museum.
I think after I get my bachelor's, I'm going to get two master's degrees—one in art history and another focusing on philosophy and literary criticism—before my doctorate. I feel like Art History and Museum Professions has opened up endless career possibilities for me.