Department Information

Cornell Fine Arts Center


The Department is home to four academic programs: Art History, Studio Art, Classical Studies (also housed in the Philosophy and Religion Department), and Archaeology (also housed in the Anthropology Department), and is located in the Cornell Fine Arts Center (CFAC).

The art faculty are committed to the pursuit of serious scholarship and studio practice, and to providing a caring and rigorous education in the visual arts for our students.  Faculty, staff and students make up a diverse and vibrant community bound together by the shared purpose of understanding the history, theory and practice of the visual arts.

The curriculum supports majors and minors in the visual arts and students majoring in other disciplines who wish to engage in the study of art history or a structured studio experience as part of their liberal arts education at Rollins College.  Our course offerings reflect the diversity of the faculty's expertise, our attention to diverse student needs and the spirit of experimentation with new concepts and technologies in arts.

The Department enjoys a close working relationship with the Cornell Fine Arts Museum, located next door on campus.  The Museum hosts changing exhibitions, lectures, and educational programs.  Each year, senior art majors and minors present an exhibition of their work at the Museum.  This capstone experience prepares studio majors to pursue a variety of art-related careers.  Art history majors are required to complete a senior thesis.  Please visit the student art and research page for more information.