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University of Mississippi

Art History Careers

What can art history majors do after graduation? Meet a few...

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Susan Carter Hall
(BA art history ’00)
Painter

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Mattie Codling
(BA art history and anthropology ’13)
Director of Collections and Exhibitions – Walter Anderson Museum of Art

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Art History Careers

Our graduates establish a wide range of careers and become leaders of their organizations because of the core set of skills at the heart of our liberal arts education.

While typical careers in art history include museum curator, educator, art critic, appraiser, or university teaching, the infographic below shows the top six sectors of the economy for the employers of our art history alumni:

Our graduates are...

  • Owner, Sidney Street Cafe
  • Marketing Associate, Sysco
  • Patron Groups Coordinator, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
  • Operations Coordinator, Artemis Fine Art Services
  • Associate Curator, Dixon Gallery and Gardens
  • Director of Educational Programming, Hermann-Grima and Galler Historic Houses
  • Regional Sales Manager, Nestle
  • VP of Operations, Next Gear Solutions
  • Gallery Owner, Perry Nicole Fine Arts
  • Master Planner, Walt Disney
  • President, Kellie Griffin Interiors, Inc.
  • Art Historian, Salem College
  • Dept. Chair, Fort Myers High School
  • Partner, McCain, Booth, Martin
  • Museum Curator, Natchez National Historic Park
  • Senior Manager, Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum
  • Interior Designer, Melissa Lacy Design
  • Communications Manager, Grand Biloxi
  • Director of Learning & Innovation, Minneapolis Inst of Arts
  • Events Coordinator, National Museum of Women in the Arts




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