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Prizes Awarded by the Department of Art

Students may compete for four prizes awarded annually by the Department of Art. Detailed application information and submission deadlines for each of the individual prizes are posted below early in the spring semester.

In addition to the four prizes awarded by the Department of Art, the Smith College Musuem of Art also offers the Tryon Prizes for Writing and Art.

The Megan Hart Jones Studio Art Prize was established in 1987 by family and friends in memory of Megan Hart Jones ‘88. The prize is awarded annually to one undergraduate for outstanding work in drawing, photography, painting, sculpture, architecture, printmaking, or the graphic arts. Normally announced on Ivy Day, winners of the Megan Hart Jones Studio Award receive a substantial cash prize.

How To Apply

The Megan Hart Jones Studio Art Prize is no longer accepting applications for the 2022 Academic Year. Please check back in early 2023 for the 2023 Application.

2020–21 Recipients

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Lucy Xiaochuan Liu '211


Mary McGing '212


Jenna Sutherland '233

1 Lucy Xiaochuan Liu '21, Self Portrait with Gran; Digital Photography
2 Mary McGing '21, lawn; Acrylic on wood panel
3Jenna Sutherland '23, Pandemic Study; Ink on Thai Kozo Paper

Established in 1978 by friends and former students of Professor Lehmann, this prize is awarded annually to seniors majoring in the history of art to support educational travel opportunities. Preference is given to students interested in pursuing the study of art history, especially classical antiquity, at the graduate level. Classical studies majors and archaeology minors are also encouraged to apply.

How To Apply

The Phyllis Williams Lehmann Travel Award is no longer accepting applications for the 2022 Academic Year. Please check back in early 2023 for the 2023 Application.

2020–21 Recipients

Alexandra Dunn '21,  Isabel Monseau '21

Established in 1990 by family and friends in memory of Elizabeth Killian Roberts ’45, this prize is awarded annually for the best drawing. Entries are judged by faculty in the Department of Art. Normally announced on Ivy Day, winners of the Roberts award receive a substantial cash prize.

How To Apply

The Elizabeth Killian Roberts Prize for Drawing is no longer accepting applications for the 2022 Academic Year. Please check back in early 2023 for the 2023 Application.

2020-21 Recipients

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Anna Levine '22 1


Yingke (Betty) Wang '23 2

1 Anna Levine '22, Self-Portrait at 22; Graphite on watercolor paper
2 Yingke (Betty) Wang '23, On the Subway; charcoal & pencil on pinkgrey pulver special paper

The Enid Silver Winslow ’54 Prize in Art History is awarded annually for the best student paper completed for an art history course taught at Smith. A student can submit only one paper for consideration. Papers are judged anonymously by a committee of art history faculty. Traditionally announced on Ivy Day, winners of the Winslow award receive a substantial cash prize.

How To Apply

The Enid Silver Winslow '54 Prize in Art History is no longer accepting applications for the 2022 Academic Year. Please check back in early 2023 for the 2023 Application.

2020–21 Recipient

Zoe Raynor '22J
A Measure of Erasure: How a legacy of pseudoscience and cultural genocide lives on in museum collections across the United States

2020-21 Honorable Mentions

Isabel Ruiz '21
Aquella tarde remota: The Arctic & The (Contemporary) Colonial Imaginary, A Polar Interweaving

Cat Sensenig '21
At Home with Colonization


Internships Awarded by the Department of Art

The Toledo Museum of Art and Smith College offer a paid summer internship for two qualifying students interested in exploring a career in art museums. The recipients of the Alice Williams Carson '34 Endowed Internship work in the Collections area on the development of major curatorial projects.

Smith students in Department of Art and Museum Concentrations are all eligible, but coursework in art history is essential. Internships generally begin in mid-June and run for eight weeks; the exact start and end dates may vary, depending on students' schedules and the needs of the museum.

How to Apply:

The Alice Williams Carson Endowed Internship is no longer accepting applications for the 2022 Academic Year. Please check back in early 2023 for the 2023 Application.

 
2020-21 Recipient(s): Alexandra (Lexie) Casais '23.
 

The Elizabeth Schroeder Hoxie ‘60 Memorial Fund provides financial support for Department of Art majors and minors (current sophomores and juniors only) who undertake a summer internship of approximately 35 hours of work per week.

How to Apply:

The deadline for the Elizabeth Schroder Hoxie ’69 Memorial Fund Internship Grant has been extended! Submit your application through this online submission form.

Extended Deadline for Applications:

Friday, April 29, 2022

2020-21 Recipient: Anna Levine '22

Additional Internships & Opportunities

Smith student leading a class with young children in the Smith College Art Museum
 

We recognize that these are challenging times to find and confirm internships and that many opportunities have been cancelled, postponed or significantly modified due to the new coronavirus pandemic. We are working to identify new and updated opportunities as they emerge and will be maintaining this information in the dropdown lists below. Please note that the information provided here is for general information purposes only and does not necessarily reflect our endorsement or recommendation.

In addition to the resources provided in the dropdown lists below, Smith College provides numerous additional resources including those available through the Lazarus Center for Career Development, Praxis Program and Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF).

Studio Assistantship/Work Study/Skill-Building Opportunities

Printmaking

Photography

Architecture Competitions

Artist Residencies

The following museums and galleries are offering virtual tours, videos, talks, archives and access to digital collections. Please note that the information provided here is for general information purposes only and does not necessarily reflect our endorsement or recommendation.

Art Gallery of New South Wales (Sydney, Australia)

Barnes Foundation (Philadelphia, PA, USA)

Brooklyn Museum (Brooklyn, NY, USA)

The Clark (Williamstown, MA, USA)

The Courtauld Institute of Art (London, England)

The Frick Collection (New York, NY, USA)

Google Arts & Culture (offering virtual experiences at many museums around the world)

Henie Onstad (Oslo, Norway)

J. Paul Getty Museum (Los Angeles, CA, USA)

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art (Copenhagen, Denmark)

The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, NY, USA)

The Met 360° Project This award-winning series of six short videos invites viewers around the world to virtually visit The Met's art and architecture in a fresh, immersive way. Created using spherical 360° technology, it allows viewers to explore some of the Museum's iconic spaces as never before.

MetCollects MetCollects celebrates works of art new to the collection by borrowing the fresh eyes of photographers and the enthusiastic voices of curators, conservators, and, at times, the living artists, collectors, and supporters.

The Modern (Fort Worth, TX, USA)

Musée du Louvre (Paris, France)

Museum of Modern Art (New York, NY, USA)

The National Galleries Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland)

National Gallery of Art (Washington, DC, USA)

National Museum of Women in the Arts (Washinton, DC, USA)

The Palace Museum (Beijing, China)

Pinacoteca di Brera (Milan Italy)

Platform: New York, featuring 12 New York-based galleries (New York, NY, USA)

The Rijksmuseum (Amsterdam, Holland)

Smith College Museum of Art (Northampton, MA, USA)

Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam (Amsterdam, Holland)

Tallinn Art Hall (Tallinn, Estonia)

Walker Center (Minneapolis, MN, USA)

The Walters Art Museum (Baltimore, MD, USA)

Wellcome Collection (London, England)

Whitney Museum of American Art (New York, NY, USA)

The Vatican’s Museums (Vatican City, Rome, Italy)

Zacheta National Gallery of Art (Warsaw, Poland)