To make art is to be human, and to look at art is to contemplate the world. In the Department of Art & Art History, students explore the importance of the visual arts in society, both through art's long history and its constant reinvention by generations of new artists. By studying how the processes of human innovation and creativity are manifested in the visual arts, students become educated global citizens and develop skills in verbal and visual literacy. In a culture that continues to become every more saturated in images, the ability to make and think about art offers reward for a lifetime.

A major is offered in either studio art or art history, and certification for teaching K-12 is available in conjunction with the studio art major.

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The Reid Prize and Scholarships in Art, Journalism and Library Science will be awarded on Honors Day, 2015.  Students or alumni planning to attend graduate school in those fields are eligible to apply.  If you are interested in applying, please contact the appropriate representative on or before April 3, 2015: 

Art (studio art or art history):
    Professor Lawton, ext. 6559, Wriston Art Center

Journalism:  
  Geoff Gajewski, ext. 6530, Briggs Hall, first floor

Library Science:  
  Mr. Gilbert, ext. 7353, Library
  or https://www.lawrence.edu/library/about/reid_scholarship


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