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Washington and Lee University

Washington and Lee University

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  • Department Head:
    George Bent
    bentg@wlu.edu
  • Administrative Assistant:
    Mary P. Hodapp
    hodappm@wlu.edu
  • Mailing Address:
    Wilson Hall
    Washington and Lee University
    Lexington, Virginia 24450
    (540) 458-8861

The Department of Art and Art History at Washington and Lee University, located in newly-constructed Wilson Hall, offers courses in studio art and the history of art. Its program of study includes majors in each of these areas, and a recent surge of student interest has propelled the department into a place among the five most heavily subscribed academic units in the College.


Art history classes are intimate – with caps on lecture courses set at 25 – and plentiful, with all courses taught in state-of-the-art facilities in Wilson Hall. Students have access to computer resources in the building, use a digital library of images and information hosted locally by MDID and nationally by ARTstor that exceeds 1,000,000 images, and work closely with faculty and peers in and out of the classroom. more »»

Studio facilities include two sculpture workrooms, a large computer lab, two darkrooms, and five studio/classrooms. Majors take courses in photography (both digital and traditional darkroom), sculpture, painting, drawing, print-making, and computer graphics. Senior majors share a large studio space in which they work independently on their own projects.  more »»

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