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 10/23/2019

Autumn Research Fair 2019: Student Explores Taoist...

Deeply curious about China’s culture, F&M senior Paige Alexander spent her junior year in Beijing to engage the language through an immersion program and to research art, architecture and religion.

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Story 2/1/2019

News about A&AH Professors Emeritae

Studio art professors emeritae, Linda Cunningham and Virginia Maksymowicz, are involved in panel presentations at the upcoming College Art Association meeting in NYC in February.

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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,...

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Story 8/22/2019

Phillips Museum Celebrates, Freshens and Stitches Art

To mark the 50th anniversary of coeducation at F&M, the Phillips Museum of Art is presenting the works of alumnae artists,  “50 Years: A Celebration of F&M’s Alumnae Artists,” which joins two other...

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Story 6/26/2019

Phillips Museum Gifts Contribute to Academic and Community...

African masks, a French Art Nouveau glass vase and paintings by an African-American artist are among the gifts two alumni recently donated to the Phillips Museum of Art at Franklin & Marshall College. 

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Story 1/29/2019

Meet Janie Kreines, the Phillips Museum of Art's new Curator...

The Phillips Museum of Art annoumnced that Janie Kreines has been named as the museum’s new curator of academic affairs and community engagement.  

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