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The HWS Update

Professor of Art and Architecture Lara Blanchard will give a lecture in conjunction with the Oriental Ceramic Society of Hong Kong on gender and emotions in premodern Chinese paintings. In collaboration with the Oriental Ceramic Society of Hong Kong, Professor of Art and Architecture Lara Blanchard will give an online lecture on Making Images of

Acclaimed artist Jen Wu ’12, who was recently featured by the National Art Gallery, prepares for two solo exhibits.   Jen Wu’s art is a fusion of sculpture and painting. With latex paint as her medium, Wu transforms liquid into sculpture by coating several layers of paint, then cutting the dry paint to reveal the

A donation from journalist George Stephanopoulos adds approximately 700 new items to the Collections of Hobart and William Smith Colleges. A new gift of nearly 700 photos from George Stephanopoulos was added to the Collections of Hobart and William Smith Colleges this fall, capturing important historical moments and artistic movements of the 20th century. Building

Ben Tesler ’23 is the 2021 recipient of the “A” Fund scholarship. The biennial “A” Fund Architecture Scholarship, presented to a rising junior architecture major who shows great promise and dedication to the field, was awarded this year to Ben Tesler ’23. The “A” Fund was established in 1992 by Professor of English Grant Holly;

Architecture and studio art double major Courtney Page ’22 is painting an imaginative underwater scene in the halls of the Geneva Lakefront Childcare Center. Courtney Page ’22 began painting an epic underwater scene in the hallways of the Geneva Lakefront Childcare Center in May. Several months in to the work, she has painted cartoon dolphins,

An anonymous donation returns a watercolor painting by renowned abstract artist Arthur Dove to its hometown. Dove was a member of the Hobart Class of 1903 for two years.  In September, Cow V was sold at auction and soon will arrive at its permanent home in The Collections of Hobart and William Smith Colleges.  The

A new exhibit showcases HWS professor and artist Nick Ruth’s latest work exploring everyday encounters with the infrastructure of social systems. This month, “New and Improved” opened at the Buffalo, N.Y.-based Mirabo Press. In the series of prints, depicting stylized billboards, road signs and communication towers, Class of ’64 Endowed Professor of Art and Architecture

Ten students in the Art and Architecture Department traveled to NYC to see art and meet alums working in the fine arts industry. Over the course of three days, students in the Art and Architecture Department visited five acclaimed art institutions in New York City and connected with alums in fine art, gallery management, gallery

University of Rochester’s Memorial Art Gallery features works by Associate Professor of American Studies Kirin Makker and G. Peter Jemison L.H.D. ’20. Opening this month at the Memorial Art Gallery (MAG) in Rochester, N.Y., the 67th Rochester-Finger Lakes exhibit features work from Associate Professor of American Studies Kirin Makker’s “Blueprint Series” as well as a

In “Introduction to Imaging,” students each created a photo series that captures the visual and conceptual essence of the places they live. During the intensive, three-week Maymester course, students explored the methods, materials and history of photography — and how photographic imaging has influenced how we perceive reality. Under the guidance of Professor of Art