The UCLA Department of Art History is proud is proud to offer a diverse range of special opportunities and partnerships to enrich both undergraduate graduate studies as well as faculty research beyond the Department’s extensive curricular offerings. Such special programs range from partnerships with arts institutions and foundations and fellow universities to unique internship and fieldwork opportunities.

UCLA and Fundación AMA

UCLA and Fundación AMA 

Launched in 2015, a generous gift from the Chile-based Fundación AMA has bolstered the UCLA Department of Art History’s work in Latin American art by providing students and scholars direct access to the rich culture of the Chilean region. This pilot program funds a graduate student research fellowship, in addition to establishing an international scholar exchange and providing funding for a travel award for undergraduate students. Announcements and extended details about opportunities for eligible graduate student study and undergraduate travel awards will be circulated via department listserv and hosted on this page when available.

Read more about UCLA-FAMA partnership here and stay tuned for future program developments.

Visit the Fundación AMA website for more information about the foundation and their work.

The Grunwald Center Research Internship
at the Hammer Museum

The Grunwald Center Research Internship at the Hammer Museum

Launched in 2015, the new Grunwald Center Research Internship offers promising undergraduate art history majors the opportunity to engage in the scholarly study of prints, drawings, photographs, and artist’s books at the Grunwald Center under the supervision of the Center’s curatorial staff, Director Cynthia Burlingham and Curatorial Associate Leslie Cozzi. Students will gain first-hand experience with museum work and object-based research while learning about the vocabulary, techniques, and materials common to works on paper. Alongside regular readings and discussions on the history and practice of print-making, students will conduct focused, independent research on an assigned group of objects from the center’s collection. Through this process, students will not only gain a solid knowledge of prints as a medium but also learn specialized research and interpretive skills central to professional curatorial practice.

The internship is a 4-unit course offered during the fall quarter; applicants must be undergraduate Art History majors (juniors/seniors preferred); selections will be based on merit and made by the Grunwald Center curatorial staff in consultation with the Department of Art History). The application cycle for the Fall 2015 internship has closed; announcements and detailed application information for Fall 2016 will be circulated by Student Affairs Officer Erika Santoyo during the Spring 2016 quarter.

For more information about the The Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts at The Hammer Museum, please click here.