The Muhlenberg Department of Art was founded in 1953 by internationally famous sculptor George Rickey. In the decades since, art at Muhlenberg has expanded with an interdisciplinary, interactive and international focus. Our rigorous visual arts curriculum is built on a foundation made strong by Muhlenberg’s broad-based liberal arts programming.

Students may pursue majors and minors in both studio art and art history, and diverse course offerings offer preparation for not only M.F.A. and Ph.D. programs around the nation and world, but for success in fields as varied as art education, publication editing and design, medical illustration, medicine and law.

Department of Art Anti-Racism and Inclusivity Statement

  • We believe everyone should be treated with integrity and respect. Everyone will be heard, challenged and guided towards a more engaged perspective of humanity and cultural production. We model material process, critical engagement and visual analysis in the classroom.
  • We recognize and challenge the hierarchies of knowledge in the classroom. We promote an environment where open, direct communication allows us to have reflective conversations about that legacy in the visual arts. We welcome the intersectional identities, experiences, perspectives and abilities of students, faculty and staff.
  • We are committed to anti-racist practices. We are dedicated to expanding cultural perspectives and frameworks. In an effort to dismantle white supremacist ideology, we teach a broad range of global art production and a diversity of art historical methodologies.
The Art Department

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