Art and Art History | St. Lawrence University

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The study of art & art history is central to a liberal arts education, especially in a world increasingly shaped by images and seemingly endless visual information.   The Department of Art & Art History makes rich contributions to St. Lawrence’s liberal arts curriculum.  While studio art courses involve creativity and the physical or conceptual production of artworks, art history courses engage students in the interpretation of art from many different regions and times.    

Our studio art program offers courses in drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics, installation art, digital photography and video. Art history courses include surveys of historical and contemporary African, Asian, European, and American art, as well as seminars in theory and criticism, and museum studies.

After graduation, recent majors and minors have found work in the following fields:  Art History (through M.A. and Ph.D. programs); Studio Art (through M.F.A. programs); Art Conservation;  Museums and Historic Preservation (in curatorial, museum education, and fundraising positions); Architecture; Graphic Design; Book Authorship and Illustration; Editing and Publishing; Art Librarianships; Arts Management; Auction Houses and Art Galleries; Professional Photography; K-12 Teaching; and Art Therapy.  [See the link, Featured Alumni Profiles, for further information.]

Campus publications like The Laurentian Magazine and The Underground provide opportunities for our students to publish artworks and essays.  In addition, many students work in the Richard F. Brush Art Gallery, and seniors concentrating in studio art hold an exhibition in the gallery each spring.

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The Green Café class is planning to host an art exhibition in Kirk Douglas lobby as part of their local foods café: The Farm. They will be tabling in...
Make your own paper at the Sustainability Farm with peacepaperproject.org on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 from 4:30pm to 6:00pm. This workshop is open...
Professor Emeritus of Fine Arts Harlan (Dick or Doc) H. Holladay died June 23, 2019 at the age of 93. In 1961 he took a position at St. Lawrence...