Facilities and Resources
The Art and Art History Department's facilities and resources consist of numerous buildings and spaces on Dickinson College campus: Weiss Center for the Arts, studio space at the Goodyear building, Goodyear Gallery, Visual Resources Center
, the Trout Gallery
, computer labs in Weiss Center for the Arts, and Waidner-Spahr Library
The spaces and buildings mentioned above provide independent and group work spaces that will provide the intellectual nourishment that a student needs. Weiss Center for the Arts houses the Art and Art History Department offices, classrooms and studio spaces, besides the Music Department and the Trout Gallery, while Goodyear provides a gallery space, individual studio spaces, ceramic studio, sculpture studio and workshop.
The Goodyear Building, a nineteenth-century shoe factory rumored to be the birthplace of the sneaker, provides studio spaces for art majors and faculty. Students who declare studio art as a major receive keys and round-the-clock access to the facility, which offers individual workspaces, a woodshop and sculpture studio, a large painting classroom, a photography studio, and a gallery space that is run by students and staff together that allows for spontaneous exhibitions or installations of an experimental nature. The broad range of activities and interests that flourish in the building have established a strong sense of community among the faculty and the students who share the building.
GY Gallery Installation
The Goodyear Gallery holds multiple contemporary art exhibitions during the academic year. These temporary exhibitions have previously included artist works from Dickinson College's Art and Art History Department, the Senior Studio Majors, and just recently a collaborative installation, Reanimation Library | Carlisle Borough Branch.
If you would like to view the Goodyear Gallery space and want to know what current Art and Art History Dickinson College students are producing please view this digital exhibition.
Weiss Center for the Arts
Weiss Lecture Hall
The Weiss Center for the Arts offers excellent studio facilities. There are separate studios for photography, drawing, and printmaking in the Weiss building. Each studio is well equipped and allows students to learn basic to advanced techniques in all medias. Art History classes are taught in smart classrooms that are equipped with slide, film, video, audio and computer projected equipment. Dickinson College's Visual Resource Center contains more than 200,000 35mm slide transparencies and 50,000 opaque prints, which are available to all students and faculty.
Gallery 204 exhibition
This flexible and intimate gallery space provides extra exhibition spaces for students, special topic shows, including Faculty and Visiting Artists, as well as work from our Studio Program. This specialized space not only allows for extra exhibition programming, but also allows a myriad of creative work that supports and enhances the department to be displayed in a polished setting.
The Trout Gallery, along with housing Dickinson College's permanent collections of art--which range in time from Classical Greece to the 20th Century--maintains a varied and frequently changing exhibition schedule of historical, contemporary and multicultural materials. The Trout Gallery is, at once, an educational branch of the College and a fine arts museum for the Carlisle/Greater Harrisburg area. The Gallery serves the college community as an interdisciplinary resource for studio art, art history, modern languages, international studies, and classical archeology courses. Within the Department of Art & Art History, the Gallery offers advanced art history majors the yearly opportunity to curate an exhibition of objects from the College's collections. Internships in the Gallery are offered to superior art majors during their senior year.