Earn a Smithsonian World Art History Certificate in 2021

Experience a year of art at the Smithsonian.

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Edward Hopper, "Nighthawks," 1942, Oil on Canvas

Is this a year in which you’d like to deepen your knowledge and appreciation of art? Becoming part of Smithsonian Associates’ certificate program in World Art History is the perfect—and most enjoyable—way to move you toward that goal. Under the guidance of expert teachers presenting on Zoom year-round, examine the major creators, movements, masterworks and historical periods that shaped art across civilizations and centuries.

In a flexible, personalized approach, you choose the courses that speak to your own interests and complete the program requirements at your own pace. There are many rich and varied opportunities designed for art lovers throughout the winter and early spring: Among the credit-carrying Smithsonian Associates Streaming offerings are programs on Degas, Matisse, Alphonse Mucha and Chagall; the arts of Islam; the contemporary art market; art nouveau and surrealism; the muses who inspired the impressionists; and a series of “Art-full Friday” excursions into the glories of Italian art and architecture led by an art historian live from Tuscany. All programs are presented on Zoom, and new topics are added regularly.

Register for the program and immerse yourself in the world of art throughout 2021—and beyond.