Department of Art and Art History Diversity Statement

The Department of Art and Art History at Albion College is committed to providing an open and welcoming environment to individuals of diverse ethnic, religious or racial backgrounds, geographic and cultural origins, class status, sexual orientation and to those of all physical abilities. We believe that individual expression in the form of artistic creation, analysis, and dialogue is essential to the maintenance of human life and the creation of a humane and just society. To this end we will:

  • Maintain facilities that are accessible to all.

  • Attempt to include within our curriculum broad perspectives.

  • Encourage artistic creation and analysis that reflects a diversity of viewpoints and individual experiences.

  • Provide in our galleries and collections of prints, objects, and other visual materials art work that reflects the broadest spectrum of the human experience.

  • Provide opportunities for advanced study that explores issues of diversity.

  • Cooperate with other areas of the College to further the diversity efforts of the institution.

Bobbitt Visual Arts Center 2010-11 Exhibition Schedule

The Art and Art History Department conducts a continuous exhibition program during the academic year. Art from collectors, artists and regional museums is exhibited regularly and the shows are augmented with selections from the College's permanent collection as well as the work of the art faculty and students.

Exhibit Starts Ends

Munro Gallery:  Jill Marie Mason
Dickinson Gallery:  Prints from the Albion Collection

Saturday,
August 28


Saturday,
October 23

Munro Gallery:  John Battenberg
Dickinson Gallery:  Gregory Sale

Saturday,
October 30
Saturday,
December 4

Munro Gallery:  Rory Golden & Tim Donaldson
Dickinson Gallery:  Prints from the Albion Collection

Saturday,
January 22
Saturday,
February 19

Munro Gallery:  Lisa Iglesias
Dickinson Gallery:  Prints from the Albion Collection

Saturday,
February 26
Saturday,
March 26

Albion College Senior Art Majors Exhibition
Saturday,
April 2
Saturday,
April 30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Gallery Hours

Monday - Thursday 9am-9pm
Friday 9am-5pm
Saturday 10am-2pm

 

 

 

 

*Galleries are closed on Sunday and during all College breaks and Holidays

Internships and Off-Campus Studies

There are numerous intern opportunities and apprenticeships available through the New York Arts Program, sponsored by the Great Lakes Colleges Association (GLCA). Students may obtain practical experience in museums and galleries, or spend a studio semester working with artists involved in printmaking, photography, painting, graphic design, medical illustration, architecture, art therapy and other specialties.

Through GLCA programs in Philadelphia, Britain, France, Germany, Mexico, Africa and Asia other opportunities to study off-campus are available.

Internships - Within Michigan

Thompson House, Hudson, MI

Assistant to the Curator at the Thompson House, an historic home in Hudson, Michigan. Built in the 1890s, the house was the long-time home of the Thompson family. The architecture has been maintained or restored to perfect Victorian authenticity and the house is filled with fine and decorative art objects. The collections are especially strong in Asia objects, including carved jade and Oriental carpets, Victorian and Edwardian furniture, nineteenth century paintings, and Tiffany glass.

Interns will undertake one or more projects designed in consultation with the Thompson House curator and an Albion College faculty member. Such projects may include accessioning objects and writing condition reports, researching groups of objects and writing reports or informational panels, helping with publicity for the museum, assisting with preparing exhibitions, or web page design and maintenance. In order to receive credit for this internship, students will keep a journal of their experiences and responses to them, they will prepare a semester-end paper, the subject of which will be determined by the student in consultation with the faculty supervisor and the Curator.

Contact: Bille Wickre, Department of Art and Art History (). This internship is available over the summer as well as during the academic year. Housing adjacent to the Thompson house may be furnished in some cases.

Ella Sharp Museum of Art and History

The Ella Sharp Museum of Art and History, an accredited institution, is firmly committed to providing educational experiences in professional museum practices for the young professional. Internships are available during the summer and during the academic year. Most interns are enrolled in a related academic program at an university or community college but independent applications are accepted. Academic credit and a stipend are provided in many cases. Interns generally work 10-15 hours per week depending on their academic schedule. Summer interns may work longer hours depending on their specific project.

While interns are specifically assigned to a department and generally to a specific project, all interns receive regular training in collections management and artifact handling. Visit The Ella’s website, www.ellasharp.org, for an overview of the museum and its programs.

Opportunities

Andrews Gallery of Wildlife Art – Exhibit Specialist

An intern in this department will learn the specifics of how to design, fabricate, interpret, and install an exhibition of wildlife art from the renowned Andrews Collection of Wildlife Art. Specific activities will concentrate on curatorship, visual communication, and program development. Additionally, interns will learn inventory control, collections management including artifact handling, and professional practices in museum management.

Education Department – Education Specialist

The Education Department is in charge of all public programming as well as the interpretation of exhibits. An intern in this department will learn the specifics of program design and planning as well as the implementation of outreach programming and school relations. Related activities will center on learning artifact handling and professional practices in program development.

Marketing and Visitor Services Department – Marketing Specialist

An intern in this department will learn the specifics of developing and implementing a marketing plan in a nonprofit organization. Specific activities will center on crafting press releases, media advertising, radio/TV copy, promotions, and special event coordination.

Requirements:

Interested candidates must submit the following: a cover letter describing their level of interest, a resume or academic transcripts, and an example of creative or expository writing. Any questions pertaining to applications should be directed to the intern coordinator.

Inquiries may be made to:

Dean Adkins, Intern Coordinator
Ella Sharp Museum of Art and History
3225 Fourth St.
Jackson, MI 49203
Phone: 517/787-2320
Email:

Internships - Within the United States

New York Arts Program (Bille Wickre) Internship/Credit (4 units of college credit)

Chicago-Urban Semester (Len Berkey) Internship

Washington DC - Washington Center (Marcy Sacks) Internship/Credit
Washington Semester Internship/Credit

Philadelphia (Trisha Franzen) Internship/Credit
Art Therapy, arts internships, museum work

Internships in Europe

London-Educational Programme Abroad (Marcy Sacks) Internships Art Therapy, arts internships, museum work

Art Schools

Europe and Australia: Italy
SACI Studio Art Centers International (Anne McCauley)
Credit
Fall/Spring/Summer

Ireland
Burren College of Art (Lynne Chytilo)
Credit
Fall/Spring

Scotland
Glasgow School of Art (Lynne Chytilo)
Credit
Fall/Spring

France
Marchutz School (Lynne Chytilo)
Credit
Fall/Spring/Summer

Universities

This is not an inclusive list—there are many more programs available.

Greece
College Year in Athens
Credit

United Kingdom
University of Aberdeen, Scotland (Bille Wickre)
University of Sussex, England

Please consult with the Center for International Education for more information and application forms.

Art and Art History Scholarships

Albion College offers scholarships for students interested in Art or Art History. Awards are based on an evaluation of each candidate's artwork and/or scholarship.

Any student accepted to Albion College is eligible for the scholarship. All scholarships may be renewable for as long as you are enrolled in an art or art history class each semester. You are not required to major or minor in art or art history to be eligible.

Prospective Student Scholarship

Studio Art

The purpose of the Art Scholarship is to encourage students to pursue their passions in a creative, stimulating, and intellectually engaging environment.

To be considered for a scholarship, students must present a portfolio for review by members of the Art and Art History faculty. This allows the prospective student to share their work and process.

Students may submit a portfolio of 10-15 of their strongest works in any medium; it may include work you have done in class or independently. The portfolio should represent who you are as an artist.

We encourage students to bring a sketchbook in the form of a traditional book of drawings, a journal, visual scrapbook or even a well designed blog or website.

In preparing for your portfolio review, it may be helpful to consider the following questions:

  • What artists do I look at for inspiration?
  • What is my creative process?
  • What am I trying to communicate with my art?
  • Why did I choose the respective media/ forms to express my ideas?

Art History

The Art History Scholarship promotes the study of art history at Albion College. The study of art history encourages students to better appreciate and understand the visual world around them, and it reveals interconnections between the arts and other kinds of intellectual and cultural achievements.

Application Process: Students who wish to be considered for the Art History Scholarship should submit an example of written work and plan to interview with members of the Art and Art History Department.

Scholarships for Current Students

Upper-class Majors and Minors

Albion College offers scholarships for students majoring or minoring in Art or Art History courses. Awards are based on an evaluation of each candidate's artwork and faculty nominations. Ten to fifteen scholarships are awarded each year.

The Ballard Family Endowed Scholarship

This merit scholarship is awarded to a second year or above student intending to major or minor in art or art history.

Elizabeth Harmon Carpenter, '74 Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a female, sophomore, junior or senior who has maintained a 3.2 GPA.

Williemay Cheek Endowed Scholarship in Ceramics

This scholarship honors Williemay Cheek who for many years created beautiful pottery in our ceramics studio. Mrs. Cheek requested that it be given to a student of outstanding achievement and promise in ceramics.

Janson Scholarship

Students that have demonstrated outstanding abilities in art or art history beyond their first year as an art major are eligible for the Janson Scholarship.

Geoffrey Morris Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to meritorious junior or senior art or art history majors. In awarding this scholarship the department recognizes both the commitment to art and art history, and the high quality of the work produced thus far.

Douglas Goering Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to an art or art history major or minor that exhibits strong academic achievement, ability, desire and commitment.

Taup Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to an art or art history major or minor that exhibits strong academic achievement, ability, desire and commitment.

Evelyn Taup Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to an art or art history major or minor that exhibits strong academic achievement, ability, desire and commitment.

Milton Taup Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to an art or art history major or minor that exhibits strong academic achievement, ability, desire and commitment.

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