Art History

ELAC Art History Faculty Statement of Solidarity

ELAC Art History faculty are aware of our specific responsibilities as scholars in the humanities and we practice Art History as a critical discipline. Within this capacity, we can and will commit to do more to address the historical, political, and social dimensions of structural racism, discrimination, exclusion, and brutality against women, indigenous peoples, LGBTQIA communities, and all Peoples of Color. Therefore, we resolve to re-examine and modify our curriculum, pedagogy, and student support models to increase visibility and support equity for these historically underrepresented and marginalized groups.


Are you interested in a museum career?

Check out our NEW certificate program, offered in partnership with the Vincent Price Art Museum (VPAM) at East Los Angeles College:

Museum Studies Certificate Program (MSCP)

The Museum Studies Program is aimed at educating, training, and exposing students to diverse careers within museums of all types, and to creating career pipelines through academic study, skills-based learning, job training, through internships and guided pathways, supporting students as they move onto universities, and into other internship and job opportunities, as well as providing long-term career guidance.

In order to obtain the Museum Studies Cetificate, students must complete all courses listed below:

Subject & No. Course Units
Art History 200 Introduction to Museum Studies and Gallery Practices 3
Art History 201* Visual Cultural Studies Internship 3
Art History 100 Introduction to Global Contemporary Art 3
Art 504 Introduction to Art Materials and Techniques I 3
Library Science 201 Digital Assets: Tools and Methodologies 3
Anthropology 103 Archaeology: Reconstructing the Human Past 3
Total  21


Hope Flores

Andrew W. Mellon Curatorial Fellow

Hope Flores (right) and Lauren Churchwell (left), 2016 -2018 fellowship recipients, pictured with past Mellon curatorial fellows
Hope Flores (right) and Lauren Churchwell (left), 2016 -2018 fellowship recipients, pictured with past Mellon curatorial fellows


Hope will work with mentor I curator Carol Eliel on exhibitions, collections, and programs in the Contemporary Art Department at LACMA. She will gain hands-on experience in the museum context while broadening her understanding of art and art history. Hope will also receive a yearly stipend and support in pursuing graduate level studies beyond the program.


Melissa Marinero, Yesenia Salazar, & Brian Xu

2016 Andrew W. Mellon
Summer Academy participants

Snapshots of the 201 6 Mellon Summer Academy
Snapshots of the 201 6 Mellon Summer Academy


Students took part in a one-week immersion program at LACMA. The Academy included workshops, tours, field trips and networking events with museum professionals. Participants gained insight into career options related to art and art history.