• Art Department

    The art department challenges students to develop the content of their work in conjunction with technical skill. Ultimately, students will develop an artistic voice and have something to say, along with the technical skills necessary to speak.

  • Art Major

    The Art major offers a rich and diverse range of investigations across the disciplines of art practice and art history. Integrating extensive liberal arts offerings with a broad studio experience, majors will balance exploration with focus on future goals.

  • Student Works

    Students are encouraged to connect their art eduction to the opportunities available at an excellent liberal arts college.

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Art

At Lyon we believe art is about exploring, testing our assumptions and understanding of the past, present, and future. Students participate in regular critiques to accelerate the development of skills and ideas through interaction with faculty and peers in a critical context. The critique system creates an environment that encourages students to try new techniques, solve difficult problems, and push boundaries. The Art major prepares students for application to graduate school or work in an art related field. Students are immersed in a creative learning environment, and encouraged to cultivate an approach to art making that is informed by traditional two- and three-dimensional art practices, experimental approaches and new digital technologies. Students are encouraged to connect their art eduction to the opportunities available at an excellent liberal arts college.