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Department of Art and Art History
Erin Harmon, Chair
412 Clough Hall

Art & Art History


The Department of Art offers to the student, regardless of experience or major, the opportunity to develop a ‘sensitivity’ to visual language through studio work and the study of the history of art. The department requires a balanced program in studio and art history that may be augmented to suit students’ particular interests and needs.

Art students at Rhodes enjoy:

  • Close working relationships with nationally recognized faculty in Studio and Art History

  • A professional campus gallery featuring regional, national and student artists

  • Regional and national internships with galleries, museums, non-profit arts organizations, as well as artists and architects

  • Research opportunities to present or exhibit original work locally or nationally

  • Excellent track record for placing students in graduate programs

  • A burgeoning independent art scene in Memphis that supports young artists