Art and Art History

URSCA 2016

The conference is designed to highlight the quality undergraduate research produced on the Whittier campus and will provide students an opportunity to present original work completed during Summer 2015 and the 2015-16 academic year. For many students, participation in the URSCA presentation day represents the culmination of their senior project work and satisfies a capstone experience requirement Whittier calls Communication IV in Whittier's liberal education program.

Guest Lecture: Dr. Marybeth Gasman

The director of the Penn Center for Minority Serving Institutions Marybeth Gasman will engage with the Whittier College community in a discussion about diversity and higher education on April 25 at 3 p.m. The talk titled Engaging a Diverse Nation: Lessons from Minority Serving Institutions will take place at Whittier College’s Memorial Chapel, located at 13406 Philadelphia St., Whittier, CA 90601. All faculty, students, staff, and community members are welcome to attend.

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Sculptors Lily Baxter ’15 and Davis Gerber ’14 Awarded Inaugural Fifth Year Art Fellowship

Lily Baxter and Davis GerberSculptors Lily Baxter ’15 and Davis Gerber ’14 were recently awarded the inaugural Fifth Year Art Fellowship. This is a program which will provide promising art alums interested in pursuing MFAs with funds, facilities access and faculty input as they create a body of work for graduate school applications. The program is free of charge to students.


Printmaking Class Covers a Canvas in Current Events

by Lightmary Flores '17

Printmaking, Whittier College, JanTerm coursesHanging over the Wardman Gym lobby gallery is a collaborative art project that unscrolls and presents the political narrative of global immigration and migration. Through Visiting Assistant Professor of Art Sandy de Lissovoy’s JanTerm  Printmaking Workshop, students were able to create interpretive works of art that spoke to current global events.