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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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

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

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

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 Sophomore and Junior Summer Study Award in Studio Art is available to declared sophomore and junior studio art majors.

News and Events 

Story 4/17/2017

Spring Research Fair: National and Imperial Discourses at...

"Museums and the Production of Identity" was among the many student projects on display in the Martin Library of the Sciences for the April 14 Closer Look Research Fair.  

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Story 2/2/2017

Lindback Recipient: Math Offers Different Perspectives on...

Franklin & Marshall College’s 2016 recipient of the Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching, Professor of Mathematics Annalisa Crannell, stood before the audience in Mayser Gymnasium to discuss how...

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Story 12/21/2016

Beyond Expression

The Phillips Museum of Art showcased the diverse visual works of Franklin & Marshall faculty members throughout the fall semester in the Dana Gallery, which hosted the 2016 Faculty Biennial...

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Story 7/5/2017

Arab Comics: 90 Years of Popular Visual Culture

Rothman Gallery, Sept 6 – Dec 8, 2017  

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Story 7/5/2017

Onward with the Revolution: Late Soviet-era Posters

Gibson Gallery, Sept 6 – Dec 8, 2017

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Story 7/5/2017

Irina Botea Bucan: In the zone of transition, the building...

Dana Gallery, Sept 6 – Dec 8, 2017

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