Decorative Arts & Design History

Smithsonian Associates in partnership with
The George Washington University


The MA degree program in Decorative Arts & Design History provides students with an unparalleled academic experience.


  • Prepare to be a leader in the field of decorative arts

  • Pursue object-oriented academic study combined with professional training in European and American decorative arts

  • Learn with our distinguished faculty of decorative arts curators and scholars

  • Study at the Smithsonian Institution and explore museum collections throughout the Washington, DC region and beyond