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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Architects responsible for restoring Notre-Dame of Paris recently talked about their efforts to rebuild the cathedral after the devastating fire and how research by the late Professor Andrew Tallon has aided their efforts.

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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.

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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.

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Vassar College’s ALANA Center, which provides resources and programs for students of color, will be named for Professor Jeh Vincent Johnson, the pioneering African American architect and former Vassar faculty member who designed it. President Elizabeth H. Bradley made the announcement as part of last weekend’s African American Alumnae/i of Vassar College (AAAVC) Triennial, which celebrates the contributions of African American alumnae/i, students, faculty, administrators, and staff of Vassar College. Johnson died in January.