Department of Art and Art History

In the Department of Art and Art History at the University at Albany we provide an environment in which you will develop your creative skills, have the freedom to grow artistically, and be challenged to reach beyond your limits.

Our programs aim to foster a challenging and innovative learning environment, support creative and academic exploration, provide technical and professional mentoring, and promote faculty and student excellence.

Degrees in Studio Art and Art History prepare students by developing strong visual skills, keen critical reasoning, and an understanding of broad historical and social themes. At both the undergraduate and graduate levels we encourage the freedom necessary for creativity by offering flexible programs, a wide-open working environment, and a committed faculty that represents a diverse set of artistic backgrounds. Our curriculum encourages students to develop their own unique visual expression as well as an understanding of the role art plays in contemporary culture.

Offering instruction in Art History, digital art, drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, and sculpture, the Department of Art and Art History at UAlbany is a community of talented, creative individuals committed to redefining the boundaries of art and to expanding our perspective through rigorous study.

News & Announcements


  • Dave McKenzie: Visiting Artist Lecture

    Visiting Artist Dave McKenzie will present a lecture about his work @ 4:30pm on Tuesday, February 14th. The lecture will be followed by Q + A with the artist.

    This event coincides with the artist's exhbition at the University Art Museum, Dave McKenzie: An Intermission, February 2 – April 1, 2017. The Museum will be open until 8pm on the evening of February 14th.
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  • Spring 2017 Visiting Artist Lecture Series

  • Chitra Ganesh

    March 7, 4:30 pm
    Boor Sculpture Studio
    All-Purpose Room

  • Jeffrey Gibson

    March 21, 4:30 pm
    Boor Sculpture Studio
    All-Purpose Room

  • Judith Linhares

    April 18, 4:30 pm
    Boor Sculpture Studio
    All-Purpose Room