Fall 2021 Guidance/COVID-19 Information

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.


Tree artist Jack Elliott to exhibit at Dowd Gallery

Aug. 31, 2021
By turning naturally felled trees into art, Elliott aims to put humanity in perspective.

Graduating B.F.A. students to exhibit

April 15, 2021
The Dowd Gallery showcases the best from three seniors’ studio art work. 

Muralist returning home for Cortland project this summer

March 19, 2021
Nico Cathcart ’08 has created brilliant and socially conscious murals all over the U.S.

University plans ‘Afro-Essence’ event

Feb. 23, 2021
Students will share Black and Latinx culture and experiences.

Buffalo-based sculptor to exhibit

Nov. 9, 2020
Gary Sczerbaniewicz’s work explores viewer’s unease with human-designed spaces.


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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