LACMA-ASU Partnership

We are advancing a new generation of art museum leaders to create a more inclusive museum field.

LACMA-ASU Master’s Fellowship in Art History

The LACMA-ASU Master’s Fellowship in Art History pairs rigorous academic instruction through traditional master’s-level coursework and a thesis with on-the-job work experience at LACMA or Herberger Institute’s ASU Art Museum, and creates a cohort that will explore key issues around expanding the canon of art history for the future of museums.

In addition to working at one of the museums while earning their master’s degree in art history, the cohort of fellows will have access to resources from both LACMA and Herberger Institute, including ASU’s internationally recognized art faculty and LACMA’s renowned staff, curators and educators.

Building on the ASU School of Art’s distinguished art history program in Herberger Institute, the LACMA-ASU Master's Fellowship in Art History will emphasize museum context, object-based learning, collaborative working skills and global perspective, grounded in a framework of equity and inclusion. Learn more about the MA in art history program at ASU.The deadline for completed applications is January 15. This deadline is for admission beginning the following fall semester. We do not admit for spring semester.

For more information on the fellowship, contact Angélica Afanador-Pujol at


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