Studio Art

​The practice of Studio Art develops skills in visual and verbal communication, and fosters creative thinking and problem-solving, as well as an applied knowledge of physical materials. Our program combines the resources of the finest art school with the breadth of a liberal arts curriculum to achieve stunning results.

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Art History

The study of Art History encourages students to grasp and respect the living dimension of the past through its artifacts, images and architecture. We actively engage students in a wide range of visual and material production, through different modes of analysis — visual, historical, critical, material.

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Outside the Classroom

  • Class Field Trip

Field Trips

Lancaster is recognized nationally and internationally as a region of exceptional historical significance. The abundance of historical resources in the city and county offer students numerous opportunities in experience- and site-based learning.                                       Read more

  • David Saladik's Talk

Guest Artists and Speakers

Guest lecturers and artists are frequent visitors to campus, often in conjunction with exhibitions at the Phillips Museum of Art or special topics in courses.

In addition, we hold a yearly event on campus titled the Conrad Nelson Guest Artist Lecture.                                   Read more

  • Amy's China Trip

Summer Study and Travel Opportunities 

Art and Art History majors may apply for two competitive summer study grants: the Sophomore Summer Foreign Travel Award in Studio or Art History, is open to sophomores who have formally declared their major in art history or studio art; the Junior Summer Study Award in Studio Art is available  to junior studio art majors.

News and Events 

Story 6/15/2015

Alumni Arts Review IV Excerpts: Edge

This selection  of writing and art appears in Volume IV of the F&M Alumni Arts Review, an annual publication showcasing outstanding literary and visual works by F&M alumni.  

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Story 1/5/2015

Art, Activism and The Environment: Exhibition Documents...

A flare from a well and a Amish farmer guiding his plow under an electric transmission line are a few of the subjects in the photos comprising "Contested Space: Witness to Place," on display at...

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Story 8/28/2014

Mapping Deserted Greek Villages for Cultural and...

A Franklin & Marshall College professor and his student researcher this summer used the latest tool in archeology, the drone, to capture aerial photos in a survey of abandoned Greek villages that...

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Story 11/6/2015

Student Spotlight: Vanessa Duarte

At F&M, there are no limits to exploration-- students are free to expand on every aspect of their interests. So we sat down with biochemistry and studio art double major, Vanessa Duarte '16, to learn...

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Story 10/27/2015

How F&M Came to Own a Western Lancaster County Burial Ground

How did the College come to own a graveyard, and why has it maintained the property for more than half a century?

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Story 10/20/2015

Artist Spotlight: Amze Emmons

Meet Amze Emmons, artist of The Uninhabitable exhibit featured in the Gibson Cirriculum Gallery through December 11, 2015. Emmons is a multi-disciplinary Philadelphia-based artist whose work evokes a...

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