Art and Art History
Artist and MacArthur “Genius Grant” Recipient
My decision to become an artist came while a student at Kalamazoo College. A supporting and nurturing faculty, a curriculum that allowed flexibility for me to explore my creative passions, and the ability to think critically about it all—myself and my art, shaped who I am today.
Olivia Bouchard ’15 shares her experience with her senior project as a Studio Art Major. "If you are passionate about something, make a statement to the world about it. Follow your dreams!"
Professors: Hahn (Chair), Koenig, Lindley, Rice
Courses in the art and art history department cultivate skills in the visual arts as well as an understanding of them as part of the liberal arts. Many art courses have no prerequisites and are open to all students. They also provide a background for those students who plan to continue their study of art at a graduate or professional school. To supplement classroom and studio experiences, Career and Professional Development and senior projects can provide internships and other opportunities for experiential learning such as arts management, commercial arts, museums, galleries, and the lives of professional artists.
Majors offered in the department include a major in Studio Art and a major in Art History.