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Painter James Secor ’10 is turning art into food during the coronavirus pandemic. Based in Montpelier, Vt., Secor has created an online store offering postcards of his paintings — and he’s donating all of money raised to the Vermont Foodbank. “The deal is, you get some postcards of my paintings, and the Vermont Foodbank gets

When Camille McGriff ’22 arrived at the University of Seville to study art history and participate in a Spanish language immersion program, she decided to also explore her interest in sketching outside of the classroom. “I had always wished I was better at drawing, so I challenged myself to draw little “moments” of the city

In March, Director of Intercultural Affairs Alejandra Molina traveled to Cuba on a trip arranged by the New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers, an organization committed to protecting, preserving and enhancing the civil justice system. Along with presentations focused on women, gender and sexuality in Cuba, the country’s musical traditions and U.S./Cuba relations, the

International printmaker and Class of ’64 Endowed Professor of Art and Architecture Nicholas Ruth is offering a virtual tour of his latest exhibit This Way, featuring several new series of print media pieces. Ruth’s exhibition, on display at Colleen Buzzard Studio in the Anderson Arts Building in Rochester, N.Y., has been closed to visitors in

As a 2019-20 Fulbright Scholar, Assistant Professor of Art and Architecture Angelique Szymanek is exploring place, art, feminism and the ways women have been marginalized within the history of art, in spite of the political advances of the mid-20th century. Based in Scotland at the University of Dundee’s Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art &

Two new art exhibitions focused on the environment will be unveiled this Friday at the Davis Gallery and the Solarium Gallery at Houghton House. In something worth searching for, Sarita Zaleha explores the intertwined history of oil drilling and mineral springs in Geneva and the greater Finger Lakes region. Through a combination of print installation, video projections

Lara C.W. Blanchard, Luce Professor of East Asian Art and the Lloyd Wright Professor of Conservative Studies, has essays published in the scholarly art encyclopedia Grove Art Online and in a special issue of positions, a journal of Asia scholarship published by Duke University Press. Both pieces explore issues of gender as they relate to

Two new art exhibitions were recently unveiled at a reception at the Davis Gallery at Houghton House. Recurrent: Prints & Artist’s Books by Amanda Maciuba is on display at the Davis Gallery at Houghton House until Friday, Feb. 28. Maciuba’s work is concerned with the landscapes, communities, development practices and environmental issues prevalent through the United States.

Two substantial collections of photography recently donated to Hobart and William Smith Colleges showcase both the private lives of ordinary people and major cultural turning points of the 20th century, as captured by some of the most celebrated and influential photographers of the past 100 years. The Agah Collection, a gift from Jim and Wendy

From painting and literature to comedy and country music, first-year students at HWS probed the making and meaning of a wide range of artistic media. In courses offered through the First-Year Seminar Program, students developed and practiced critical thinking and communication skills as they explored how creativity ripples across time, cultures and academic disciplines. Undertaking art