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A Culture of Care
Read Smith’s plans for the fall 2020 semester
and the college’s ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic.


Three students hanging art on a gallery wall

The Smith art department embraces the history of art, studio practice and architecture. In all three arenas, we are committed to cultivating visual literacy and to understanding artistic production in different cultures throughout time and in our own media-saturated present.

Art majors have gone on to careers as artists, scholars, architects, landscape architects, art librarians, educators, visual resource specialists, conservators, preservationists, curators and gallerists. They have also become editors, entrepreneurs, lawyers and doctors. Whether they major in the field or take a course or two, students have found that informed visual thinking, no less than the pleasure of aesthetic experience, continues to enrich their lives and their work.


COVID19: Remote Work—Student Artwork Showcase

During the last five weeks of the semester, studio art classes were taught remotely. It was a new experience, but it is safe to say we were surprised and gratified by the end results. See the student showcase: COVID-19: Remote Work.


Congratulations to our seniors! We celebrate your brilliant work and presence in the department. All our best to you! See the seniors final projects below. Also, congratulations to Antonia DaSilva on completion of her studio art honors thesis project, Useless Objects // Useful Things.

Portfolio Review/Declaration of the Studio Art Major: Postponed to Fall 2020

Portfolio Review has been postponed to the fall 2020 semester. Second-semester sophomores who had intended to declare the studio art major during the spring 2020 semester should contact the chair, Lynne Yamamoto through June 30, and Fraser Stables after July 1.


Senior Studio Art Show

Studio Art Majors Final Exhibition, Spring 2020

While the seniors usually spend the end of their semester in small exhibition groups curating their final thematic shows, this year, life had other plans. Reflecting the resilience of their artistic practice, the works in this final exhibition were created before, after, and in some moments, in direct response to the unexpected shift to remote learning and pandemic occurring this Spring. This exhibition presents works made in dialogue as students continue to remain connected as studio mates, supporters, critics, collaborators, and friends.


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Department of Art

Hillyer Hall
Smith College
Northampton, MA 01060

Phone: 413-585-3100
Fax: 413-585-3119

Imaging Center: 413-585-3106

Assistant for Administration:
Rebecca Davis