Resources for MA Students

Department and University Resources

MA students not only have access to the Department's renowned faculty and University libraries, but also to the multitude of other resources available at Columbia University, including:

Access to New York City institutions extends beyond campus with free admission to several museums including the Guggenheim Museum, Asia Society, Africa Center, Neue Galerie, Cloisters, Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Museum of Modern Art. For a complete list please visit the Arts Initiative at Columbia University website.

Dual MA Degree in Art History Between Columbia University and the Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne

As part of the Columbia University Alliance Program, the Department offers a dual MA degree program with the Université of Paris 1-Panthéon Sorbonne. This program facilitates international exchange and draws on the strengths of two of the best Art History graduate programs in the world.


Columbia faculty, students, and alumni maintain longstanding collaborations with art institutions both in the United States and abroad. Each year MA students are encouraged to apply for internships that will broaden their intellectual work in the classroom through further exposure to a range of issues, including curatorship, museum education and provenance research. Recent MA students have collaborated on exhibition projects for the The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Frick Collection, The Museum of Modern Art, the Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona, the Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation, and the Performa Biennial.