Art student

Department of Art & Archaeology

Hood offers concentrations in art history, archaeology, studio art and art education within the art and archeology major. You’ll be prepared for positions in museums and galleries, in commercial or historical archaeology, or as an independent artist or art teacher. It is also excellent preparation for admission into a top-level graduate school.

Our faculty are experienced artists, art historians and archaeologists, with varied backgrounds. They place particular emphasis on individual attention and take advantage of the remarkable array of museums in the local area.

As a major, your art will be displayed in real exhibit galleries on campus.

Our Facilities

Art classes are held in the Tatem Arts Center, which provides studios for design, ceramics, drawing, painting, photography and printmaking. A darkroom houses color and black and white developing equipment for film. A computer lab provides classroom and work space for digital photography, digital art and photojournalism. The ceramic arts facility consists of a hand building/sculpture studio, a wheel room, lecture area, plaster mixing room and cone-6 glaze lab, kiln room with a variety of electric kilns, five full-size and three test kilns. The Hodson Ceramic Studios provide studio space for graduate students, a graduate- level classroom and a cone-10 glaze lab. Gas-fired kilns are located in the kiln yard outside the Hodson Ceramic Studios. The Hodson Art Gallery is housed in the Tatem Arts Center.

Recent News

Work by Michael Hopkins

X-Ray Art Exhibit by Michael Hopkins

FREDERICK, Maryland—Award-winning Chicago artist Michael Hopkins will have his work on display in Hood College’s Hodson Gallery Aug. 24 through…

Bird by Mary Bowron

Mary Bowron Memorial Exhibit

FREDERICK, Maryland—Hood College will host an exhibit June 22 through July 29 to celebrate the life and work of Mary…

Photograph by Corissa Collins

Senior Studio Art Exhibits

FREDERICK, Maryland—Hood College will hold two senior studio art exhibits in the next month. From April 26 through May 6,…