"Marywood allowed me to grow in a safe environment. Because of the small class size, I was able to express myself which was really important in boosting my confidence level. I believe this prepared me for leadership roles in my arts administration career."

Debbie Kuo

Administrator — Greek and Roman Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art
(BA Arts Administration, Marywood University)

Arts Administration  

Marywood's arts administration program provides a foundation in both art and business. It includes courses in business and global innovation, art history, and art foundation, as well as practical experience in curating and historic preservation in museums and galleries.

Download the course sequence sheet for a breakdown of classes each semester.

The Maslow Collection


As an arts administration major, you will gain hands-on experience in curatorial practices and exhibition studies by working with the Maslow Collection, conveniently housed at Marywood.

The Maslow Collection features prints by the most recognized contemporary American artists of the 60s and 70s, as well as works by emerging painters and sculptors who exhibited in New York art galleries during the 80s and 90s.

By working directly with the collection's curator, you'll have the opportunity to curate an exhibition in the Maslow Study Gallery for Contemporary Art. Our Maslow Collection Library and Curatorial Research Library are excellent resources for researching the artists in the Maslow Collection and curatorial practices since the 1960s.

Internships


Arts administration majors are required to complete three different internships, tailored to their specific interests and career focus, at sites like:

  • Everhart Museum
  • Anthracite Heritage Museum
  • Scranton Cultural Center
  • Wayne County Historical Society (Honesdale, PA)
  • Allentown Art Museum (Allentown, PA)
  • Lycoming County Historical Society (Williamsport, PA)
  • Mashantucket Pequot Research & Development Center (Mashantucket, CT)
  • Sotheby's in New York


For more information on our arts adminstration program, contact Sandy Povse at povses@marywood.edu.