News & Events

  • The Studio Art Department at Dartmouth College invites you to attend an “Evening of Open Studios”

    Thursday, November 5th
    4:00 – 6:00 pm
    Black Family Visual Arts Center
    22 Lebanon Street,
    Hanover, NH 03755

    Students, Faculty, Staff & Members
    of the Community Are Welcome

  • You're looking for your bike, but you're all turned around
    He's almost upon you now
    And you can see there's paint on his face
    My God, there's paint everywhere!

    Heed his call
    Don't shia-way

    Come to the Visual Art Center's
    ~Art Marathon~
    Three days. Unlimited art. Workshops. Murals. Models. Music. Food.
    Get your hands messy. Get your work up on the gallery walls.
    Everyone is welcome!

    Fri Oct 30, 4:30pm - 9pm

  • Louise Hamlin, professor of Studio Art, gave a gallery talk at the Hood Museum, in conjunction with their exhibition of Canaletto's Vedute etchings.  She explained basic printing making tools and techniques, demonstrated the inking and wiping of an etched plate, brought examples of student work in different stages of development, and spoke from an artist's point of view about various prints in the exhibition.

  • Alumni Helen Hou '14 graduated from the Studio Art program and is currently pursuing pharmaceutical studies at the University of California, San Francisco. She was recently featured in a UCSF article which discusses the common ground she has discovered between art and pharmacy.

    "To first-year pharmacy student Helen Hou, creating art is a way of connecting to patients, caregivers, and her community. 'It’s not always intuitive to see art and pharmacy combined, but many of the...

  • In this show, artists are encouraged to explore the cycles they have witnessed or experienced in their lives. These could include cycles of life and death, destruction and rebirth, or journeys and destinations. Of particular interest are the areas where the cycle's elements intersect or break- periods of transition.

    The show will run from October 1 - 29, 2015 in the Student Gallery at the VAC.

  • Thursday, Oct. 8 at 4:00pm - Maffei Arts Plaza. Reception to follow in the Black Family Visual Arts Center.

    Celebrate the recently completed Maffei Arts Plaza installation of Dartmouth's newest work of public art, Refuge (2014), by contemporary artist Kiki Smith. Introduction by Juliette Bianco, Interim Director, Hood Museum of Art. Remarks by Maria Laskaris, Special Assistant to the Provost for Arts and Innovation, and artist Kiki Smith.

    Kiki Smith has been known...

  • Tuesday, October 13, 2015
    Hood Museum Auditorium


    For the past forty-five years Charles Simonds has built dwelling places for an imaginary civilization of Little People in the streets of neighborhoods throughout the world. In his talk at Dartmouth he will show film footage of the creation of these dwellings and he will recount his adventures in Paris, Berlin, Shanghai and the Lower East Side of New York, along with his own personal musings about the...

  • VAC Digital Lab presents IMAGES IN MOTION Fall 2015

    Guest Presentation-Workshops, Black Family Visual Arts Center, Rm 109.

    4pm-530pm, Tuesdays


    10/6 Patricia Hannaway • 3D Character Animation

    Patricia graduated from Smith College in 1984 with a BA in Art History and a Minor in Economics. Working on Wall Street as a Corporate Analyst, she decided to further her education in Fine Art and Computer Graphics, earning two Master's degrees from the NY...

  • Studio Art Intern, Gabriel Barrios, presents his show: When We Go Home

    September 18 - October 18, 2015

    Barrows Exhibition Rotunda
    Hopkins Center

    Read more about his exhibition in The Dartmouth.

  • Please join the Department of Studio Art at the artist talk and opening reception for Gibson/Martelli.

    Artist's Talk: Tuesday, September 22, 4:30 pm, Hood Museum of Art Auditorium. Reception to follow in the Jaffe-Friede Gallery.