Sarah Knobel, associate professor of art and art history and curator of the exhibition Subject-Object, will give a gallery talk on Monday, February 7, at 4:45 p.m. Sarah Knobel is a photographer...
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.
Art and Art History News
Following a competitive application process, Sarath Novas ’23 has been selected for the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, an award that will support her off-campus study in London during the Spring 2022 semester.
Faculty members put their knowledge into action so students and others are able to benefit from it. Recently, faculty published journal articles with students and alumni, presented scholarly papers at conferences, showcased artwork with alumni, and shared their career journeys with doctoral students.
The St. Lawrence County Arts Council (SLC Arts) will be awarding $84,000 in grant funding, throughout Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence Counties, to fund 2022 arts experiences. Through the New York State Council on the Arts’ State Community Regrants Program, grants are available to artists, collectives, local municipalities, public libraries, and non-profit organizations. Projects in any artistic field - music, visual arts, theater, dance, electronic media, film and literary arts, etc. - will be supported.