The department offers majors or correlates in Art History and Studio Art, as well as a track in architecture. Enriched by a comprehensive college art museum, both majors culminate in a one-semester senior thesis or independent studio project.


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A room in the gallery with a blue wall on the left and yellow wall on the right. Two people are standing in front of a framed painting.

A collection of works by African American artists from the Spelman College Museum of Fine Art kicked off a national tour on September 30 with an opening at the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center on the Vassar College campus. The exhibition, titled Silver Linings, highlights the works of masters, pioneers, and trailblazers who anchor the Spelman collection. The nearly 40 works represent a variety of media and techniques including painting, drawing, sculpture, mixed-media collage, prints, and photographs.

Image: photo of hand drawing on a screen with a stylus

Will Wheeler ’14, an art teacher and artist, will travel to Asia, where he will work with artists and scientists as a Luce Scholar. Funded by the Henry Luce Foundation, the Luce Scholars Program pays all expenses for selected college graduates’ 14-month stay in Asia.