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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.

Important Academic Information for Spring 2020

In response to COVID-19, Smith College has implemented alternate modes of instruction for all academic courses for the remainder of the spring semester, as of March 30, 2020. Guidelines and information for academic continuity are available below. For general information, read the college’s FAQ about COVID-19 and visit the digital support for spring 2020 website.

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 Lynne Yamamoto, chair of the Department of Art.

Prizes and Internships: Extended Deadlines and Updated Submissions Processes

The application deadlines for all Department of Art prizes and internships have been postponed to Thursday, April 30, 2020. Additional detailed information, including application requirements and on-line application procedures for each prize and internship, can be found on the Prizes & Opportunities page of the Department website.

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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