Welcome to the Art Department

In the Art Department, the faculty work closely with students in small classes to foster an environment that offers a world of ideas to challenge them intellectually and inform their work. Students benefit from an exciting, rigorous, interdisciplinary art-making department that includes an active visiting artist series, multiple full faculty critiques and multidisciplinary studio environment. Hamilton's art program is concerned with the creation of visual incidents, and the dialogue surrounding the communication and placement of a visual object or experience in both a contemporary and historical context. We continue to teach traditional methods while also offering course work in new technologies in various electronic and digital media.

It is an exciting time for the Art Department at Hamilton College. We are settled into our new facilites in the Kevin and Karen Kennedy Center for Theatre and the Studio Arts.

For the past three years our graduating art concentrators have exhibited their senior show in the new Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art. You can view some of the work of our recent 2015 graduates here. We look forward to our stellar year of visiting artists for 2015-16 which include Pat Steir and Huma Bhabha. Visiting artists in recent years have included Holly Hughes, Laurie Anderson, Robert Storr, Alfredo Jaar, Geraldine Ondrizek, and James Siena.

Pictured above is a moment from our NYC Studio Art Tour with our seniors in September 2014. For more information about our rigorous senior program click here.