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.