The Art and Museum Studies core course and electives are designed to stimulate discussion and to provide first-hand experience of museum specializations. Students may emphasize academic study of art and museums or an area of professional museum work such as education or curatorship, but all members of the program will have some experience in both kinds of study. Most courses meet frequently at area museums. The sample courses listed here are for general information only; seminar topics vary from year to year.

Current courses (Fall 2019)

Course Catalogue (Spring 2019)

Georgetown Courses

  • Museum Governance
  • Collections Management
  • Museum Education and Interpretation
  • Curatorial Practice
  • Museums and Social Justice
  • Museums and Digital Media
  • Ideas of Realism
  • The Body in Asian Art
  • Global Contemporary Art
  • Washington Art Collections

Sotheby’s Institute of Art Courses

  • Asian Art and its Markets
  • Decorative Art and Design
  • Contemporary Art