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Visualize Your Creative Expression at Spelman

Visual art is the creative expression of ideas, personal identity, and culture that enriches the world in which we live.  Art builds community, offers new perspectives, and provides unique insight to diverse traditions, philosophy and history. 

The department of art and art history has a rich history, boasting iconic faculty such as Hale Woodruff and Nancy Prophet. Since the 1930s, the department has cultivated some of the world’s most talented Black artists, including Varnette Honeywood and MoCADA founder Laurie Angela Cumbo.  More recently, it has educated contemporary leaders throughout the art field including artists, museum directors, curators, historians, community activists and graphic designers.

View a timeline of Spelman's Vivid History in the Arts