The Department of Art & Art History is proud of its students, faculty, and alumni and their many accomplishments:
Images in the Student Work microsite show art created by Rhodes students in studio classes and for senior projects. In addition, each year one piece of work by a graduating art major is selected to receive the Sally Becker Grinspan Award for Artistic Achievement, and a gallery of past winners is included.
The college offers a number of interdisciplinary programs that draw on faculty from several departments. Students interested in pursuing studies in art have the opportunity to complete minors in American Studies and/or Film Studies, as well as a major in Urban Studies. For further information on interdisciplinary programs at Rhodes, see the section on Interdisciplinary Study in the college catalogue.
The Visual Resources Center (VRC) is a unit within the Art and Art History Department located in 416 Clough Hall. The VRC helps Rhodes faculty and students find, create, and use images for teaching and research. The VRC houses the departmental art collection, a digital image and multimedia collection, 80,000 35mm slides, and digitization equipment. The VRC is a campus-wide resource for digital imaging and preservation services.
The Clough-Hanson Gallery, located in Clough Hall, brings to campus four exhibitions of contemporary art from September through March. In April and early May, the gallery hosts two student exhibitions: the Juried Student Exhibit and the Senior Thesis Exhibit. The gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is closed on Sundays and Mondays. Please contact the gallery director, Joel Parsons, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (901) 843-3442 if you should have any questions.