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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.


Amplify Public Art Accepting Submissions

The Wurtele Center for Leadership is partnering with CEEDS to sponsor this year’s Amplify Public Art Competition. We're putting out a Call for Proposals (CFP) for a temporary public art project in the form of banners to be displayed on the construction fencing around the active construction areas of the geothermal project sites on campus to put student voices in conversation with the geothermal campus energy project.


The Jannotta Gallery presents work by faculty & students, including the Senior Studio Art Exhibition. The Oresman Gallery features visiting artists. Visit the Events and Exhibitions page for more information.



Department of Art

Hillyer Hall
Smith College
Northampton, MA 01060

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

Imaging Center: 413-585-4568

Assistant for Administration:
Rebecca Davis Eva Weber