The gallery talk by Michale Glennon and Carolyn Twomey is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Wool and Water, on display at the Richard F. Brush Art Gallery from March 6 to April 12, 2023. Dr...
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, 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 art gallery each spring. The SLU ArtScene webpage collects information about periodicals, symposia, competitions, and grants that may be of interest to Art and Art History students. For some examples of student class work see the Student Highlights webpage.
Art and Art History News
A series of Haudenosaunee educational charts from St. Lawrence University’s Owen D. Young Library Special Collections was recently digitized by staff from the Richard F. Brush Art Gallery. The charts, part of the Arthur and Shirley Einhorn Iroquois Collection MSS No. 196, were a gift to the University from the Einhorn family in 2015.
The Richard F. Brush Art Gallery will present Visual Thinking from January 18 to February 24, 2023. The exhibition features the work of Velma Bolyard, Kasarian Dane, Amy Hauber, Sarah Knobel, Liza...
Lifelong artist Mikayla Quinn '24 was drawn to an internship at the St. Lawrence County Arts Council, where she could use her talents to build community bonds while highlighting and celebrating North Country culture.