Students studying art at Carthage work in spacious, naturally lit studios and have the opportunity to show their work in several student gallery spaces.
Art History Classrooms
Art history and theory classrooms feature state-of-the-art digital projection so students can study high-resolution images.
Students enjoy well-equipped, sunlight-filled studios for ceramics, painting, printmaking, drawing and design. Classrooms and studios are located in H. F. Johnson Center for the Fine Arts, which also houses faculty offices and the H. F. Johnson Art Gallery
All art students have access to a computer lab of Apple computers featuring a full range of the latest digital image and video-editing software.
H. F. Johnson Art Gallery
With an exhibition space of more than 1,700 square feet, the H. F. Johnson Gallery of Art shows work by established and emerging contemporary artists in Chicago, Milwaukee and Madison, and offers student exhibit space.
This spacious gallery within the H. F. Johnson Gallery of Art is reserved for student exhibitions, and exhibitions curated by art history students. Student exhibitions are held constantly throughout the year, including an annual student show and senior exhibitions.
The Carthage campus provides opportunities for open-air exhibition of students’ three-dimensional artwork. Students who are studying sculpture have the chance to plan and install public art. The exhibitions are surprising and fun for campus visitors and the Carthage community.
Collections & Resources
Carthage art students and faculty have access to ARTstor, the premier digital art database in the country. ARTstor is a digital library of nearly one million images in the areas of art, architecture, the humanities and social sciences.
Carthage’s Hedberg Library features a growing collection of studio art books and collections for study and inspiration.
Area art galleries and museums
Carthage is located within an hour’s drive of Chicago and Milwaukee, and surrounded by art museums and galleries in Kenosha and Racine, providing excellent access to exhibition opportunities, internships and inspiration.