Overview 

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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Paper Making at F&M
  • Hans Herr House #2
  • Hans Herr House #10
  • Hans Herr House #9
  • Hans Herr House #8

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 

Past Imperfect: Archaeology and War in Iraq, Syria, and Afghanistan
Story 10/28/2016

Past Imperfect: Archaeology and War in Iraq, Syria, and...

C. Brian Rose James B. Pritchard Professor of Archaeology, University of Pennsylvania and  Peter C. Ferry Curator-in-Charge of the Mediterranean Section of the Penn Museum C. Brian Rose  shares...

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Story 9/20/2016

Pictures at Exhibitions: The Latest at The Phillips

From pastel drawings of the marble panels on Greece’s Parthenon in Athens to the painted and penciled works by alumni and faculty, the Phillips Museum of Art presents a fall of fascinating exhibits.  

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Story 9/16/2016

From Greek Village to the American City: The Archaeology of...

An immigrant’s journey means making more than one place home.

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Story 9/20/2016

Pictures at Exhibitions: The Latest at The Phillips

From pastel drawings of the marble panels on Greece’s Parthenon in Athens to the painted and penciled works by alumni and faculty, the Phillips Museum of Art presents a fall of fascinating exhibits.  

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Story 8/31/2016

Shakespeare: Love Songs & Sonnets

The Dana Gallery, September 8, 7:30 p.m.  

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Story 8/30/2016

Phillips Museum Welcomes Marsh as New Curator of Exhibitions...

Julia Marsh is  the first to hold the new position new of Curator of Exhibitions & Academic Affairs.

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