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.

It is an exciting time for the Art Department at Hamilton College. We are eagerly looking forward to the opening of the new The Kevin and Karen Kennedy Center for Theatre and the Studio Arts, we begin our move in mid-July 2014. The generous support of our alumni and donors will have an immeasurable impact on our students. Our building dedication will occur during fallcoming on October 9 - 12, 2014.

Our May 2013 graduates were the first Art concentrators to exhibit their senior projects in the new Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art, our graduates of 2014 had an impressive exhibition that opened on May 8, 2014. You can view some of their work here.

We look forward to our stellar year of visiting artists for 2014-15 and will be announcing the schedule in the near future. Our 2013-14 year included Alfredo Jaar, Geraldine Ondrizek, and James Siena. We also co-sponsored Wellin exhibiting artists Frohawk Two Feathers and Jade Townsend.