Department of Art and Art History

The Department of Art and Art History explores the wonder and complexity of visual art in theory and practice. Studio art students specialize in painting, printmaking, sculpture, or ceramics, learning a wide range of techniques and processes in specialized studio spaces. Art history students study diverse artistic traditions and develop strong analytical, research, presentation, and writing skills.

  


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NEWS & EVENTS

ON VIEW: April 25 - May 13, 2018 // SENIOR ART SHOW, Kittredge Gallery
Opening Reception // Wednesday, April 25, 5-7pm

senior art show

STUDENT & ALUMNI NEWS

Aaron Badham '11, Sculpture, accepted a tenure-line position in the Department of Art at Hastings College in Nebraska where he will be the Sculpture Area Coordinator

Olivia Sherman '17 will attend Tyler School of Art’s MFA program in the fall. She was awarded a full ride fellowship and a monthly stipend. 

Louisa Raitt '15 will continue her graduate studies at NYU’s Institute of Fine Art as a Ph.D. candidate studying Spanish Art History from the 13-15th centuries with full tuition coverage and stipend for five years.

Jonathan Steele '14, the adjunct ceramics instructor, hadn’t made a figurative piece since he was a student—then he was asked to teach the class. Read all about it in Puget Sound Stories!

Lianna Hamby '17 was accepted into the University of Washington’s Museology Graduate Program.  She will begin her master's degree in the fall.  

FACULTY & STAFF NEWS

Professor of Art in Printmaking, Janet Marcavage will participate in the panel, “Technology and Craft” this April at the Rocky Mountain Printmaking Alliance conference at WSU. The panel will be chaired by Mary Farrell, Professor of Art and Printmaking at Gonzaga University.

Michael Johnson, Professor of Sculpture, had his large-scale public work, Monument to the Ordinary (Stack) added to the permanent collection of Irvine College in Irvine, CA.

Kittredge Gallery

Michael Johnson: Sculpture

Artist Talk: Thursday, March 22, 2 p.m.

Closing Reception: with visiting artist Henry Mandell Friday, April 13th, 5-7 p.m., Kittredge Gallery

Gallery Location: University of Puget Sound, N. 15th St. at N. Lawrence St., Tacoma, Wash.
Directions and Map: pugetsound.edu/directions
Regular Hours: Monday–Friday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; Saturday, noon–5 p.m.
 
Website: pugetsound.edu/Kittredge

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REWRITING TRADITION Modern Chinese Landscape and Calligraphy

This show is a Student Curated Exhibit by students in Art History 492 the Curatorial/Art History Research Practicum taught by Zaixin Hong. All artwork and Ephemera are a generous loan from the Studio of Gathering Hearts.

Artist Talk and Opening Reception:  Wednesday, March 7, 5-7 p.m., Kittredge Gallery

Gallery Location: University of Puget Sound, N. 15th St. at N. Lawrence St., Tacoma, Wash.
Directions and Map: pugetsound.edu/directions
Regular Hours: Monday–Friday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; Saturday, noon–5 p.m.
 
Website: pugetsound.edu/Kittredge

Facebook: facebook.com/KittredgeGallery

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