Karen Gonzalez Rice's approach to teaching and research is multidisciplinary, drawing on methodologies of contemporary art history, religious studies, American studies and trauma studies. Her courses include Late 20th-Century Art, Seeing: Mona Lisa to Instagram, and upper-level courses such as Pop Art & Critical Visual Culture, and Radical Bodies: Contemporary Art & Action.
Museum Studies Certificate Program
Museum studies at Connecticut College is a broad interdisciplinary program, open to students of all majors, that explores the role of museums in shaping society's knowledge about art, culture, history, and the natural world.
The program is designed to introduce you to careers in all types of museums, cultural arts centers, historical sites and houses, science centers, environmental education centers, exhibit design firms, auction houses, planetaria, aquaria, zoos and botanical gardens.
Students apply to the Museum Studies Certificate Program in the first semester of sophomore year.
Those who successfully complete the program's components receive a certificate at graduation.
The museum studies certificate program offers you:
- An introduction to the foundations of museology with a critical perspective on museum history and practice
- An opportunity to visit and analyze a diverse range of museums and exhibitions
- Study of community/museum relationships through on-site observations and interaction with museum professionals
- Training in museum skills and operation, including curation, exhibition design and implementation, collection management, conservation, administration, publication, fundraising, and educational programming
For more information, contact Professor Christopher B. Steiner, program director or Professor Karen Gonzalez Rice, associate director.