Create, innovate, communicate
As a visual artist, you create, innovate, and communicate. You share beauty, you share experiences, you share thoughts and feelings that help people to connect. In the College of Arts and Architecture, we’ll help you hone your skills, nurture your creativity, and prepare you for the next step.
While I’m still dreaming bigger and bigger, I always think about the incredible foundation that my Penn State education has provided for me.
Devan ShimoyamaB.F.A. in Art 2011
Devan’s award-winning art uses painting, sculpture, and photography to challenge gender stereotypes and confront racial and cultural injustice with a vibrant, modern edge. He has exhibited at the Andy Warhol Museum and in numerous major cities including New York, Los Angeles, Miami, and Paris.
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Professor of Art History and Anthropology
Amara Solari teaches courses in Latin American art from the pre-Columbian through the colonial period. Her research focuses on processes of cultural, visual, and theological interchange between indigenous groups and Spanish settlers of New Spain. She recently received a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities in support of her research project, “Maya Christian Murals of Yucatán: Indigenous Catholicism in Early Modern New Spain,” which focuses on fragile religious murals painted by Christianized Maya artists in Yucatán, Mexico, between 1550 and 1750.
News from A&A
Shostrom’s “Hippolyta” sculpture on display at SUNY Adirondack
As part of the interdisciplinary exhibition “SALLY,” Penn State School of Visual Arts faculty member Ann Shostrom’s sculpture “Hippolyta” is on display at SUNY Adirondack through January 2022. Curated by
Guerrilla Girl Frida Kahlo returns
The Art History Department welcomed "Frida Kahlo" founding member of the Guerrilla Girls Collective back to campus to receive her Arts & Architecture Alumni Award. The art activist discussed herRead More