History of Decorative Arts
George Mason University in Partnership with Smithsonian Associates

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George Mason University is not accepting new applications for this program. For any inquiries, please contact Heidi Nasstrom Evans, interim director, MA in the History of Decorative Arts, at 202-633-8627 or at hevans4@gmu.edu.

The MA degree program in the History of Decorative Arts 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