Bucknell offers merit scholarships for applicants with extraordinary talents in the arts.
Presidential Arts Initiatives:
1. Student Engagement with the Arts
2. Interdisciplinary Innovations
3. The Arts and Technology
4. Global & Multicultural Arts
5. Campus Arts Neighborhood
6. Downtown Arts District
7. Arts Residencies
At Bucknell we'll take you on an incredible journey through creative invention, cultural analysis, critical inquiry and visual imagination to help you figure it out.
In studio art, you'll get an intensive one-on-one education in painting, sculpture, photography, printmaking, graphic design, multimedia, and video and performance art. Art history explores art from prehistory to the present through classes and unique experiences like the Rothschild-Johnson NYC Art Weekend. The annual Intercollegiate Art History Symposium allows students to showcase their work in a professional setting.
Senior students exhibit their works of art each spring at the Annual Student Art Show in the Samek Art Gallery. All students can exhibit their work at the annual Fall Open House.
The art department and the Samek Art Museum sponsor workshops, lectures and gallery tours with visiting artists, critics and historians.
The University offers Art Merit Scholarships to support emerging artists on campus.
First-year students often join the Arts Residential College where students interested in the arts (art, music, theatre, dance, creative writing, etc.) live together and share a common course.
Art history majors are encouraged to pursue study abroad and internships in galleries, museums, and other settings. Students planning to undertake off-campus or non-traditional study are expected to consult closely with their art history adviser and department chair.
Visit the art & art history blog for the current opportunities. Recently, students have interned at:
The Central Pennsylvania Intercollegiate Art History Symposium offers a chance for undergraduates to present their research, hone their speaking skills and share their ideas with an audience of their peers. Talks most often highlight senior thesis research, the results of an in-depth research or independent study project, field work and study abroad, or exceptional internship experiences.
Trio of art history majors delves into the archive of an artistic Bucknell alumna.Read more
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The launch party for the newest exhibition, Tomorrow Never Happens, is on Friday, Sept. 16, at 7 p.m. at the Samek Gallery in the Elaine Langone Center on the Bucknell University campus.Read more
Vintage letterpress makes type a tactile pleasure for aficionados on campus.Read more
From researchers and volunteers to authors and athletes, Bucknell's Class of 2020 is a talented group that will hit the ground running.Read more
The humanities at Bucknell are getting new support through a recent $600,000 grant from the Mellon Foundation.Read more
Shani Peters, Bucknell University's first visual artist-in-residence, works to make art accessible to everyone.Read more
Seniors sort out the challenges of developing a body of work for a culminating exhibition.Read more
How do artists and engineers practice creativity? This interdisciplinary course uses digital critique to find out.Read more
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