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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

HWS professor and artist Nick Ruth has been selected to curate the International Print Exchange Programme’s 2021 exhibition. Since 2013, the International Print Exchange Programme (IPEP) has offered printmakers a forum to share their work with one another and audiences across the globe. For the IPEP’s 2021 exhibition, Class of ’64 Endowed Professor of Art and

HWS faculty members honor three of their colleagues for their work as educators, scholars and community leaders. Last year, the celebration of faculty awards was disrupted due to the pandemic, but this spring, alongside the 2020 Commencement exercises, Professor of Art and Architecture Lara Blanchard, Associate Professor of Art and Architecture Gabriella D’Angelo and Instructor of

Art and politics come together in a series of events hosted by the Davis Gallery at Houghton House. Crafting Democracy features a fiber arts exhibit, a handmade zine and a virtual discussion with the artists. Clarence A. “Dave” Davis ’48 Visual Arts Curator Anna Wager explains that crafting — think quilting, weaving, sewing, crocheting and

Clarence A. “Dave” Davis Jr. ’48, whose generosity and vision have transformed the Colleges’ visual arts facilities and operations, passed away earlier this month. Davis was born on Sept. 2, 1925 and graduated from Lafayette High School in Buffalo, N.Y. in 1943. After serving in the U.S. Navy, he enrolled at Hobart College as part

Starting this fall, Morgan Perry ’20 will pursue her master’s in education from the University of Pennsylvania while teaching visual arts at Trinity School in Manhattan as a Penn Fellow with the Independent School Teaching Residency (ISTR). Trinity School, a K-12 school, is one of the many partner institutions with the ISTR program, which pairs

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

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

A gallery talk and reception will close the most recent Davis Gallery exhibit that showcases the work of faculty in the Department of Art, Art History and Architecture. Their pieces include fine art, architectural and applied work demonstrating the breadth of creative practices and ideas in the Hobart and William Smith community. This year, students

This summer, Professor of Art and Architecture Phillia Yi displayed her printwork in a solo exhibition at Czong Institute for Contemporary Art (CICA) Museum in Gimpo, South Korea. The exhibit ran from June 12-23 in the museum’s Flexspace. Yi creates vibrant abstract woodcuts that, in the words of art critic Ron Netsky, “explore cultural roots