The Art History Department has many successful alumni who have been accepted into graduate M.A. and Ph.D. programs at:

  • New York University
  • The New School Parsons
  • Hunter College
  • Stony Brook University 
  • George Washington University
  • Syracuse University
  • Vrije University Amsterdam
  • St. Andrews, Scotland
  • Clemson University
  • Sotheby’s Business program
  • Binghamton University
  • University of the Arts, London
  • Chelsea College of Art and Design
  • Johns Hopkins
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Buffalo University
  • University of Arizona (Tucson)
  • University of Texas (Austin)
  • Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, N.Y. 

Graduates of the SUNY Geneseo Art History program have held positions at Albright Knox, Museum of the Bible (NYC), Bonham’s, London, New York Studio School (NYC), New Britain Museum of American Art, EDSA Landscape Design (Ft. Lauderdale), Wheaton College, Curatorial Assistant, EMST National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens and the Art Institute of Chicago, in a wide range of professional areas that include:

  • College and University Professors
  • Museum Curatorial/Development
  • Exhibition Design
  • Auction Houses
  • Art Criticism and Journalism
  • Art Conservation
  • Editing
  • Landscape Design
  • Arts Management/Arts Administration
  • Law
  • Insurance
  • Business
  • Accounting

Those who have not gone into prestigious graduate programs have been accepted into Law School (Emory University, Buffalo University, Syracuse University)  

Recently, two of our former students have obtained employment at the Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Art and at the Tang Teaching Museum at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY. Our graduates have also found employment at The New York Studio School, Christie’s, Sotheby’s and Bonhams, in New York City and London. The majority of our Majors pursue careers in law, medicine, business or dentistry but those who wish to continue to professional careers in the art world have been very successful.

We have retained and graduated every student who had majored or minored in the Art History Department and have graduate the majority within four years and a very few within five, who chose to stay an extra year to complete additional majors or minors.