Student Art Show on Display – Hobart and William Smith Colleges \
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Student Art Show on Display

Showcasing artwork from students across more than 30 studio courses held during the fall and spring semesters, the Annual Student Art and Architecture Show returns to the Davis Gallery at Houghton House for a year-end celebration of student works.

The show covers a sweeping range of student work, including architecture, photography, videography, sculpture, painting, drawing and printmaking.

Concluding this year’s art shows, this is the only event completely organized and operated by students. The works are on display until Sunday, May 18.

The Davis Gallery at Houghton House is the exhibition space of the Department of Art and Architecture. Each year, the Gallery has six or seven shows beginning with a faculty exhibition and ending the year with a student exhibition. The mission of the Gallery is to exhibit, and make accessible works of art in support of the educational goals of the Colleges and for the benefit of the community at large.

The Davis Gallery is primarily a space to immerse HWS students in visual culture by providing an environment for studying the role of art and architecture in shaping, embodying and interpreting cultures. As such, the Gallery provides a forum for the creative and critical expression of artists, architects, historians, and curators. The stewardship of the Colleges’ permanent collection and a program of temporary exhibitions are the central components of the Davis Gallery. Related activities such as lectures, panel discussions, residencies, tours, acquisitions, conservation projects, and campus displays provide aesthetic, educational, and cultural opportunities for a variety of audiences.