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ART DEPARTMENT NEWS

New Center For Maine Contemporary Art Opens

Under the leadership of Suzette McAvoy '80, the Center for Maine Contemporary Art (CMCA) opened its doors this summer at its new location in Rockland. As the CMCA's executive director and chief curator, McAvoy oversaw the fundraising and construction of the $5 million, 11,630-square foot building, designed by internationally acclaimed architect Toshiko Mori. As Art New England notes in "Reborn In...  More >>

Students Design Perkin Observatory Landscaping

In July, four Hobart and William Smith architecture students presented their landscape design proposals for the new Richard S. Perkin Observatory. Completed earlier in 2016, the Perkin Observatory is a nearly 1,000-square-foot teaching and outreach facility that provides students with opportunities to observe and photograph astronomical objects trillions of miles from Earth. The building, which s...  More >>

Stewart '15 to Pursue Acting at USC

Throughout his four years at HWS, Nick Stewart '15 was a student leader involved in nearly every facet of campus life. After taking a year intermission from his studies to work on campus as a presidential fellow for the Office of the President, he heads to the University of South Carolina this fall, where he will pursue an M.F.A. in acting. "I am most excited to see how I transition myself from s...  More >>

Chin Presents, Exhibits Work at ArtRage

Associate Professor of Art and Architecture Christine Chin will deliver a featured presentation about her artwork on Sunday, June 12 at ArtRage, a gallery committed to breaking down boundaries and spurring social and cultural change in Syracuse, N.Y. Her presentation will focus on her accompanying ArtRage exhibition, "In Poor Taste: the Genetically Modified Foods Kitchen." The event will take pla...  More >>

Alum Exhibit: "Your Year in Art"

"Your Year in Art," a special exhibition of art from the Collections of Hobart and William Smith, will be on display at Houghton House during Reunion. Representing pieces created from 1941 to 2011, the featured works will range from prints and paintings to photographs. The "Your Year in Art" exhibit will be open on Friday, June 3 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m., and again on Saturday, June 4 from 1:30 to ...  More >>

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