The Department of Art History offers Rice students two opportunities to study and explore some of the most impressive museums, cities and collections in the world. Over spring break, HART majors and students with a demonstrated interest in Art History travel to New York City to experience its museums and collections. In select summers, a faculty member and an advanced Ph.D. student also team up to teach a summer course in one of the greatest centers for art in the world.
Following every HART in the World cultural expedition abroad, the students who participated in the course chronicle their summer experience by installing their own exhibition in Herring Hall which depicts their journey to art collections, architectural wonders, and historical sites through personal photographs and journal entries. For more information about the current HART in the World student exhibition on display, see HART in the World: London 2019.
The next set of HART in the World courses will be offered in Spring and Summer of 2023. The Spring seminar will take place on the Rice campus and is a required prerequisite of the related Summer travel course.
For these programs (regardless of one's major) the department covers airfare, lodging and site admissions.