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Student-Curated Exhibitions

Each year, students in a the art history capstone (ART498) course work with their faculty and our Curator of Exhibitions on a course-themed capstone exhibition.

Advance / RetreatAdvance / Retreat: Prints and the Great War

Many artists during the time of the Great War reflected on personal experiences in order to come to terms with the war or to provide unique commentary on the war. Other artists sought refuge from the emotional toll of the war as they created art with no connection to wartime rhetoric. Advance / Retreat represents the essence of these themes.


Subjective ObjectivitySubjective Objectivity: Documentary Photography as Fragments of Experience

Subjective Objectivity highlights these students’ ability to cultivate, distill, and share knowledge about the topic of the complex way photographs can demonstrate the tension between objectivity and subjectivity.


Chinese CapstoneFigures in a Garden: The Ideal World in Chinese Art

Figures in a Garden explores the idealized world in Chinese culture. The Neo-Confucian philosophical understanding of the orderly world is featured in scenes such as gardens, landscapes, scholars, birds and plants.


African Art IconAfrican Art: Confronting Assumptions, Challenging Values

This exhibition examines the marginalization and commercialization of African art within the context of indigenous and mainstream art and culture.


Distributing Knowledge IconDistributing Knowledge: The Printed Image, 1500 to 1800

This exhibition explores printmaking and its effects on the facilitation of knowledge and ideas in the early modern period. The innovative and artistic printmaking techniques demonstrate the desire for new ideas that were developed and shared throughout western Europe.


70s Exhibition IconThe 1970's: An Eclectic Art Invasion

The 1970's: An Eclectic Art Invasion examines how artists invaded visual history by breaking away from definitions set by previous generations. It looks tat the ways artists in the 70's sought to inflect their work with relevance to our modern world.

Student-Created Exhibitions

Each year students are invited to create an artistic response to a particular topic or question. The responses, which can take a variety of forms and mediums, are then juried for inclusion in the student response exhibition for the following Spring semester.

Conflict and Resolution

Conflict & Resolution: A Student Response

In Conflict & Resolution, students were given the freedom to reflect on personal and collective perceptions of what it means to be at war and the resulting search for peace.


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Creativity and Innovation: A Student Art Response

In conjunction with President Hodge naming 2015 the Year of Creativity & Innovation, this juried exhibition highlighted creative and innovative student work.


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Freedom Summer: A Student Art Response

In this juried exhibition, students submitted creative responses to the theme of Freedom Summer and the issues of freedom today. This corresponded with the 2014 book chosen by the Summer Reading Program committee: Bruce Watson’s, Freedom Summer.


Reality Is Broken IconReality is Broken: A Student Art Response

This exhibition gave students an opportunity to respond to the 2013 Summer Reading selection, Reality is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World. Included are original prints and sculpture, 3-D games and a digital interactive game.