Department of

Art & Art History

…where art isn’t about art, art is about life.

Art & Art History

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Art and Purpose

Studio Art

The Studio Art program offers a conceptual and process-oriented approach to the visual arts through variety of mediums. Students are challenged to grow and develop their personal style as an artist through an emphasis on craft, skills, conceptual thinking and an understanding of an art historical context for their work. We offer a robust visiting artist program that routinely brings in professional artists to work with students. Senior studio art majors are all given their own studio to develop a major exhibition for the Wright Museum of Art during the student’s final semester.

Art History

Take a non-traditional approach to art history: learn through hands-on museum labs, and study traditionally marginalized subjects. Our program emphasizes the importance of contextualizing and interpreting art. Learn about printmaking by handling prints by Durer and Rembrandt; study a 16th century painting under the microscope; build your research skills by drawing on the Wright Museum’s collection of 5000 works of art. Broaden your scope and stretch beyond AP art history with focused courses on pre-modern Asia, and built environments.


Joey Fauerso, Victor Ferrall Visiting Artist in Residence 2020

Artist Joey Fauerso, the 2020 Victor Ferrall Visiting Artist in Residence, will present her work, research and inspirations-including discussions on the the intersections between painting and performance, and the integration of family and domestic themes into her work.

Maria Aschenbrener

Why Maria Loves Beloit

Learn what makes Beloit the perfect fit for Maria Aschenbrener ’21.


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