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