Graduate Program Overview

A new Master’s program at the O’Donnell Institute introduces students to a global history of art through close engagement with artworks held in Dallas-Fort Worth collections.

The Master’s Program at the Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History introduces students to a global history of art through close engagement with artworks held in collections throughout Dallas and Fort Worth.

Master’s students at the O’Donnell Institute explore a broad range of material across geography, chronology, and medium, building a strong foundation in historiography, theory, and professional practices. In their coursework and independent research projects, students draw on privileged access to public and private collections, outstanding research resources, and the innovative and interdisciplinary research initiatives of O'Donnell Institute Scholars.

Students pursue their coursework and independent research in close collaboration with mentors at the O’Donnell Institute and its partner institutions, and have the opportunity to participate fully in the intellectual life of a center for advanced research.

The program will welcome its first class in Fall 2018. Contact [email protected] for more information.


Honoré Daumier, Outside the Print–Seller’s Shop, 1860-1863, oil on panel, Dallas Museum of Art, Foundation for the Arts Collection, Mrs. John B. O’Hara Fund