Art and Art History

April 13, 2022

The leader of the nonprofit CultureVerse aims to preserve art exhibitions long after they close, working directly with artists and employing innovative technologies “so that a museum experience could be experienced any time, anywhere.”

April 11, 2022

With everything from art to science, this year’s celebration of student research promises to be educational for everyone.

April 1, 2022

On Thursday, March 31, students, faculty, staff and community members gathered for the Anna Howard Shaw keynote, delivered by MK Czerwiec.

January 10, 2022

The member of Albion’s Art and Art History Department says her career as a professor began in a peculiar way: that is, by accident.

March 30, 2021

“I think it’s important to see yourself in the world, see people out in the world that are doing the thing you want to do, so you can believe that you can do it.”

December 22, 2020

The talented and imaginative Chalara Sutton, ’21, would be the first to tell you that being an artist is about much more than, well, being talented and creative. With the support of an Albion College FURSCA grant, Sutton spent this past summer focused on her art series, “Distinctively Black,” and discovered that a lot of the work didn’t involve paints or a brush.

August 5, 2020

“Unless we can provide a context for indigenous objects, we might as well not have them,” says professor of art and art history Bille Wickre, referring to a collection of pre-Columbian art recently given to Albion College. Researching that context—which Wickre calls “a gift to the world”—was an ideal summer project for Rebecca Wagener, ’21 (left).

September 16, 2019

“I wanted to talk about women and the attention on their bodies. I started with a satirical take—in one of my first pieces, I used my body as the figure and I held balloons in front of myself to represent breast augmentation,” says Payge Rumler, ’20, of her summer FURSCA project. “This connected on a personal level of having always felt sexualized and yet never sexy enough, but it also worked on a statistical level.”

November 16, 2018

Soe Yu Nwe, a Myanmar-born ceramic artist who received her M.F.A. from the Rhode Island School of Design after receiving her bachelor’s from Albion College, is featured in Forbes’ 30 Under 30 – Art & Style 2019. Since graduating from Albion just five years ago, her works already have been displayed in several U.S. cities as well as in China, the Philippines, Taiwan and Australia.

August 31, 2018

It has been a long, sometimes frustrating, but always enlightening journey for the Zuni Pueblo of New Mexico and Albion College, but an important cultural artifact, and a symbol of the Zuni tradition, is back home where it belongs.