Why Art at Guilford?
Guilford’s art classes are small in size in order to ensure that each student gets extensive one-on-one interaction with their professors. This format helps create a close-knit community among you and your classmates and in the department as a whole. Despite its smaller size, Guilford has a rich learning environment. Study abroad options in multiple countries, being a teacher’s assistant for an active Guilford class, being an intern for credit with local galleries or businesses, and participating in the Honors Senior Thesis are just a few of the many opportunities that Guilford’s Art Department offers.
Recent visiting artists have included: Patrick Dougherty (created a green stick installation with students, staff, faculty, and community members on Guilford’s campus); Bryant Holsenbeck (worked with students to create a gallery installation of recycled materials); Mel Chin (conceptual artist who spoke on his project in New Orleans to benefit school children suffering from lead poisoning); James Turrell, (internationally known Quaker artist who makes architectural scale works with light) and Phoebe Washburn (young, rising star in NY art scene). Previous visitors have included painters, printmakers, sculptors, art historians and gallery owners: Hung Liu, Miriam Schapiro, Grace Hartigan, Leo Steinberg, Sue Coe, Bernice Steinbaum, and Barbara Gladstone.