Art and Art History Department

The Art and Art History programs develop critical thinking skills and creative problem solving by immersing you in the history and making of visual art.

You’ll benefit from small, engaging classes taught by experienced faculty in studios designed for sculpture, ceramics, painting, drawing, two-dimensional design, printmaking, weaving, surface design and digital art.

In addition to numerous study abroad opportunities, you also can experience hands-on learning. The Dowd Gallery on campus exposes you to exhibitions by faculty and visiting artists.

When you graduate with a Cortland Art or Art History degree, you will be well prepared to launch your career in professional art, design or photography; in academic, curatorial or arts management positions; or in a range of other fields related to art.


Dowd Gallery exhibition goes virtual

March 26, 2020
Gallery opens March 30 with contemporary pieces in ‘SUNY Design Invitational.’

Economics to be big March topic

March 6, 2020
Visiting speakers will delve into the money woes of ordinary and poor people. SCOTT FERGUSON TALK CANCELLED

Exhibition ‘Measured Confluence’ extended to March 6

Febr. 28, 2020
Dowd Gallery’s international exhibition examines a cross-section of physics and art.

Poverty assistance expert to speak

Jan. 28, 2020
Social researcher Maggie Dickinson will discuss how public policy abandons the poor.

International photo contest winners named

Dec. 20, 2019
Taiwanese competitor’s Arizona canyon image wins international student experience category.


Art Exhibition Association

To promote the involvement and activities concerning the Cortland Art Community, such as films, speakers, workshops, exhibitions and other related activities.

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