Marc Ernstoff Prize in Art History

Marc ErnstoffThe Marc Ernstoff Prize in Art History, a recent gift to the Department, supports undergraduate learning opportunites that foster connections between the visual arts and the sciences. Students may apply for funds to support such activities as summer work on excavations or in conservation labs; internship support; architectural training; or travel to exhibitions, museums, libraries, and archives to conduct research related to an independent study project or honors thesis. The Prize is intended to enhance a liberal arts education through experiences that reveral how studying art and architecture helps one understand the natural world and how science and art impact one another.

The deadline to apply for the Marc Ernstoff Prize is March 29, 2021. More information, including the call for submissions, can be found here.

Eligibility: Art History majors and minors, History/Art History majors, and Architectural Studies minors in their first through third years.

For more information, contact Dr. Linda Merrill, Director of Undergraduate Studies for Art History.


Dorothy Fletcher Paper Prize

The Dorothy Fletcher Paper Prize is awarded annually to an outstanding research paper in the history of art. More information, the 2020 Call for Submissions, and Cover Sheet can be found here.


There are many opportunities for Art History students to gain hands-on experience working in their areas of interest. Below are links to the internship requirements and lists of museums and galleries approved by the Art History Department:

Internship Opportunities and Guidelines

Contact sheet for Atlanta Area and Georgia

Contact sheet - National Listings

Michael C. Carlos Museum, Emory


Honors Program in Art History

Honors Graduates 2017

Students admitted to the Honors Program in Art History write a substantial thesis under the direction of a faculty member. In addition, they participate in occasional writing workshops, take a graduate-level course, and present their topics to faculty and peers in a mid-year symposium. General requirements for admission to the program conform to ECAS guidelines. 









Study Abroad


Study abroad can be an especially enriching experience for Art History students. Because most students find it helpful to work closely with their Art History advisors during their final three semesters, the ideal time to study abroad is first semester of the junior year.

Emory College Study Abroad develops, promotes, and administers academic programs for undergraduate students who elect to study abroad. A number of approved programs are particularly well suited for the study of art history, including

ROME: John Cabot University; IES Rome

FLORENCE: Syracuse University


LONDON: University College London (UCL)

CORTONA: University of Georgia Visual Arts Program




Art History students may count up to two, and sometimes three courses taken abroad toward the major or minor. We strongly advise students to select courses that make the most of local art traditions, museum collections, and architectural sites.

The Study Abroad Coordinator in the Art History Department is available to advise students about the most desirable programs as well as course selection and course equivalencies.

All international education programs are administered by Emory College Study Abroad