Art & Visual Culture

Welcome to the Department of Art & Visual Culture at Lebanon Valley College. We offer a major in art & visual culture (B.A.), with specializations in a variety of careers specific to the cultural arts. These areas include: studio art, art history, museum studies, conservation science, art curation, art therapy, and arts business. We also offer a minor in art & visual culture. Our programs are flexible, innovative and can be combined with any academic program at LVC.

About the Department
Art & Visual Culture is a dynamic community of ambitious students and accomplished faculty, with an alumni network of arts professionals within the region.

Key aspects of the department include:

Innovative Curriculum: With an average studio class size of 10 and an average art history class size of 15, our students learn by working closely with faculty and peers.

Distinctive Classes: Our innovative courses allow students and faculty to embark on creative projects that require high levels of experimentation, self-reflection, and critical inquiry.

Excellent Teaching: Our faculty includes the 2010 winner of the Thomas Rhys Vickroy Award for outstanding teaching among full-time faculty, and the 2011 and 2006 winners of the Neveyln J. Knisley Award for outstanding teaching among part-time faculty.

Professional Development: All graduates of the program complete a semester-long portfolio course in which they design a catalog of their creative or scholarly work.

Distinctive Exhibitions: The Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery hosts museum-quality shows and offers professional opportunities for our students as interns and gallery assistants.

Career Opportunities: We are committed to high-impact, experiential learning such as internships, study abroad, and faculty-student research.

If you are interested in becoming part of this exciting department, be sure to Contact Us—we would love to meet with you to discuss your future in the visual arts.

Dr. Grant D. Taylor
Chair, Department of Art & Visual Culture
(717) 867-6716