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Department of Art and Art History

Art and Art History Faculty
Compelling instruction and visionary projects. Meet our art and art history faculty.
Revolutions per Minute
Wenhua Shi and Dajuin Yao co-curated a Chinese sound art exhibition installed throughout campus and the village. READ MORE
Academic Program in Art and Art History
Our academic offerings give you plenty of opportunities to explore new and old areas of interest. READ MORE
Close to Home
Linn Underhill's exhibition titled Close to Home was on display in Colgate's Clifford Gallery.
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Portfolio Submissions
Interested in joining our department? Though not required, you can submit an art portfolio with your application. READ MORE
We offer you the opportunity to examine the history, theory, and practice of the visual arts. Join us in our exploration of the arts, whether you're pursuing your interests in an elective or as a full course of study.

About Art and Art History

We offer both major and minor programs in art and art history. Majors may pursue an emphasis in one of the following courses of study:
  • Art history
  • Studio arts
  • Architectural studies
Our studio art courses provide instruction in drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, motion picture production, printmaking, computer imaging, and combined media. These courses are designed to help you explore creative visual modes of expression and gain familiarity with contemporary issues in the visual arts.

Studio practice is augmented by a weekly lecture series, gallery exhibitions, film and video screenings, and guest artists.

Our faculty also teach more than 20 courses in art history that trace the visual arts from antiquity to the present day. We supplement class lectures with visits to area museums, museums in New York City, and close examinations of the works in the following Colgate settings:
* Please see the Campus Calendar for upcoming screenings and lectures

Success after Colgate

Colgate alumni who majored in Art and Art History are pursuing careers in a variety of fields. Check out just a few of the possibilities out there for our majors! READ MORE

Department Contacts

Chair: Robert McVaugh
Administrative assistant: Lois Wilcox
Office: Little Hall
Phone: 315-228-7633
Dept. Fax: 315-228-7787

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