Professional Pathways – Hobart and William Smith Colleges \


Art History majors at HWS have interned with prominent organizations from across the country. Below is a sampling of some of the internships Art History students have had.

  • U.S. Dept. of Agriculture
  • A Fine Thing (Edward T. Pollack Fine Arts)
  • Albright-Knox Art Gallery
  • American Civil War Memorial
  • AmeriCorps
  • Chelsea Gallery
  • Christie’s
  • DFS Galleria
  • Film Movement, Inc.
  • The Frick Collection
  • Gateway Arts (Art Therapy)
  • Geneva Business Improvement District
  • Geneva Chamber of Commerce
  • Geneva Dept. of Planning and Economic Development
  • Geneva Historical Society
  • Graphic Design
  • Guggenheim Museum
  • Kenneth Cole
  • Lancaster Cultural History Museum
  • Magna Global Trading
  • Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art
  • Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • The Museum of Modern Art
  • National American Art/Portrait Gallery Library, Smithsonian Institution
  • New York Council for the Humanities
  • New York Historical Society
  • P.P.O.W. Art Gallery
  • Partners & Napier
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art
  • Ralph Lauren Polo
  • Rochester Amerks and Knighthawks
  • Rochester Business Journal
  • Rochester Historical Society
  • Rubin Museum of Art
  • Sampson State Park Museum
  • Signs Plus of Kanona, Inc.
  • Skinner, Inc.
  • Smith Opera House
  • Southern Vermont Art Center

Professional School

Many of our graduates go on to graduate school in Fine Arts and Education, while others go on to earn an M.A. or Ph.D. Below is a sampling of some of the graduate schools HWS Art history majors have attended:

  • American University
  • Bryn Mawr College
  • Christie’s London
  • City University of New York
  • College of William and Mary
  • Cornell University
  • Indiana University
  • Nazareth College
  • New York University
  • Newcastle University
  • Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
  • Pratt University
  • Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Savannah College of Art and Design
  • School of Oriental and African Studies
  • Syracuse University
  • University of Florida
  • University of Maryland
  • University of Massachusetts
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Washington
  • University of Wisconsin at Madison
  • Virginia Commonwealth University

Graduate Profile: Peter Colon ‘01

Peter Colon

Associate Director, DC Moore Gallery
New York, New York

Colon began his career in the art world early, interning at the magazine ARTFORUM as a sophomore while at HWS. After working in publications, Colon began working with artists, institutions, and collectors through several reputable national galleries, including the Alpha Gallery in Boston, Matthew Marks Gallery in New York City and, in San Francisco, the John Berggruen Gallery, the Hackett-Freedman Gallery, and the Fraenkel Gallery.


Art history graduates have chosen to work in museums and galleries, fine arts, commercial art, art therapy, media, art sales, fashion, textile and interior design, and education.
Our graduates have gone on to work for the following companies:

  • Cathedral of St. John the Divine
  • Colgate University
  • Conde Nast
  • Christie’s
  • DFS Galleria
  • Freer Gallery of Art
  • G3 Fashion
  • Hudson Valley Contemporary Art Center
  • J. Crew
  • Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme
  • KSS Architects
  • Louis Vuitton
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
  • Pratt Institute
  • Quandrangle Group, LLC.
  • Random House Publishing
  • School of the Art Institute of Chicago
  • Smith College Museum of Art
  • Smithsonian American Art Museum
  • Sotheby’s
  • Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute
  • Vineyard Vines