Certificate in Art Museum & Gallery Practices
The Certificate in Art Museum & Gallery Practices provides HSU students with the experience they need to successfully begin careers in art museums and commercial galleries around the nation. The Certificate Program includes 15 units in Art History and Museum & Gallery Practices courses.
The core of the Museum and Gallery Practices program involves the production of exhibits in the Reese Bullen and Native American Arts Galleries on campus. Students are also involved with the display, preservation and storage of our permanent art collection. Students practice curatorship, registration, art preparation, exhibition design, and installation, with our galleries as the classroom.
After completing an introductory class, students intern with an off campus gallery or museum such as the HSU First Street Gallery or the Morris Graves Museum of Art in Eureka, or at any other museum or gallery that sponsors an internship program. In the process, students gain a deeper familiarity with the techniques, ethics and practices of gallery and museum institutions.
Many of our graduates have gone on to careers in museum and gallery work, or to graduate study. They have found employment at museums such as the Portland Art Museum, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the San Diego Natural History Museum, the Contemporary Art Center-New Orleans, and the de Young Museum in San Francisco.