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
  • Art History Capstone field trip
  • Art History Capstone field trip
  • Art History field trip
  • Art History field trip

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

  • Architectural history class 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

  • Conrad Nelson guest speaker

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

  • Sophomore Summer Award project

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 10/19/2018

Common Hour Speakers View Art as Salve for Divided Nation

At the core of poet Robert Schultz and photographer Binh Danh’s art is the power to create empathy from memory. The artists spoke to the audience attending Franklin & Marshall College’s Common Hour,...

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War Memoranda: Photography, Walt Whitman, and Memorials
Story 10/18/2018

War Memoranda: Photography, Walt Whitman, and Memorials

Bin Danh Assistant Professor of Art, Department of Art and Art History, San Jose State University Robert Shultz John P. Fishwick Professor of English Emeritus, Roanoke College  

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Story 8/3/2018

Forced Migration and the Idea of Home

As an archaeologist and architectural historian, Associate Professor of Art History Kostis Kourelis studies the way places tell stories of people. In summer 2016, the Franklin & Marshall College...

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Story 11/6/2018

F&M Senior Student Art and Film Exhibitions

Rothman Gallery and Gibson Gallery, April 16 – 25, 2019

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Story 11/5/2018

Hostile Terrain by Lucy Cahill + Jason De León + Michael...

Dana Gallery,  January 24-April 25, 2019

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Story 10/19/2018

Common Hour Speakers View Art as Salve for Divided Nation

At the core of poet Robert Schultz and photographer Binh Danh’s art is the power to create empathy from memory. The artists spoke to the audience attending Franklin & Marshall College’s Common Hour,...

Read More