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Art

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.

Announcements

Portfolio Reviews

Those wishing a portfolio review on Monday, August 29 for possible exemption from ARS 163 Drawing I should contact Rebecca Davis, bdavis@smith.edu to make a 10-minute appointment. Please express your preference for the morning (9:30-10:30 a.m. EDT) or afternoon (4-5 p.m. EDT) time. We will attempt to make an informed evaluation however this should be seen as an advising session. Students should note that very few exceptions from Drawing I are given.

Exhibitions

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.

 

Contact

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