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Three students hanging art on a gallery wall

The Smith art department embraces the history of art, studio practice and architecture. In all three arenas, we are committed to cultivating visual literacy and to understanding artistic production in different cultures throughout time and in our own media-saturated present.

Art majors have gone on to careers as artists, scholars, architects, landscape architects, art librarians, educators, visual resource specialists, conservators, preservationists, curators and gallerists. They have also become editors, entrepreneurs, lawyers and doctors. Whether they major in the field or take a course or two, students have found that informed visual thinking, no less than the pleasure of aesthetic experience, continues to enrich their lives and their work.


SSAS Applications Now Open

Fine arts supplies grants apply to all Smith students in financial need and enrolled in a qualifying fine arts course (art, dance, music or theater). Proof of registration is required. The deadline for Smith Students’ Aid Society applications for fine arts supplies is Wednesday, September 27. Complete the Academic Funding Form on the Smith Social Network, selecting the Fine Arts category. All decisions will be made by art department staff after the deadline.

Portfolio Review for entry into the Studio Art Major

Click here for detailed information and to sign-up for a 15-minute appointment.



The Jannotta Gallery presents work by faculty & students, including the Senior Studio Art Exhibition. The Oresman Gallery features visiting artists. Visit the Events and Exhibitions page for more information.

Department of Art: Presentation of the Majors and Minors

Contact Department of Art

Hillyer Hall

Smith College

Northampton, MA 01060

Phone: 413-585-3100

Imaging Center: 413-585-4568

Academic Assistants:

Rebecca Davis Eva Weber