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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

Professor of Art and Architecture Nick Ruth, the Class of 1964 Endowed Professor, is an award-winning painter and printmaker whose work has appeared in more than 100 exhibitions nationally and internationally. Ruth’s current work focuses on themes related to human communication.  Often depicting ever-present aspects of the built environment such as billboards and cell towers,

A new exhibit by Jonas Wood ’99 opened in April at the prestigious Gagosian gallery in New York City. In his exhibition, Wood’s “boldly colored graphic works [combine] art historical references with images of the objects, interiors and people that comprise the fabric of his daily life,” notes materials from the Gagosian. “Translating the three-dimensional

This month, students in the Media & Society course, “Visibility Matters,” premiere their pop-up exhibition, “Some Future, 1969,” at the Solarium Gallery at Houghton House. Celebrating the audiovisual interpretations students created to engage with the sociocultural legacy of 1969, the show opens on Friday, April 12 with a reception from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. In

This April, more than 1,000 students, professors, community members and individuals with disabilities will gather at HWS to paint, dance, act and engage in other artistic activities during the annual Arts Experience Festival. This will mark the 10th year for the celebration of inclusion for those of all ability levels. The Arts Experience is sponsored

After spending two summers as an intern with the Jim Henson Company as a student, Myles Hunt ’11 is following in the footsteps of the late puppeteer with his company sMyles Creative, LLC, bringing to life his own cast of colorful creatures through animated videos. “Much of Jim Henson’s legacy of optimism, the power of

Since its development in the 19th century, photography has navigated the tensions between science and art, says Anna Wager, Clarence A. Davis ’48 Visual Arts Curator. Photographic works by artist John Opera exploring those tensions was on display in the Davis Gallery at Houghton House this fall, with a reception on Dec. 14. This exhibition was

This spring, Professor of Art and Architecture Nick Ruth’s print “Looker” was selected for the 31st annual McNeese National Works on Paper Exhibition at McNeese State University in Lake Charles, La. “Looker,” Ruth explains, is part of an ongoing series of prints that explores communications technologies as a metaphor of human interaction. “In this body

Professor of Art and Architecture Ted Aub, who holds the Class of 1964 Endowed Professorship, is an internationally recognized sculptor who has been awarded numerous public sculpture commissions in the United States, Korea and China. In addition to teaching sculpture and design at Hobart and William Smith Colleges for the past three and a half

A gift of $200,000 from Hobart and William Smith Colleges Trustee Katherine D. Elliott ’66, L.H.D. ’08 will support a breadth of faculty proposals, from innovation within the curriculum to professional development. Beginning in spring 2018, the Katherine D. Elliott ’66 Faculty Innovation Grant will be disbursed evenly over two years to support innovations in undergraduate