Albion College Department of Art and Art History



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The Philip C. Curtis Artist-in-Residence program is named for the American Surrealist painter, Philip C. Curtis, ‘30. The program was started by his college friends Russell and Wanda Babcock in 1991 during a large Curtis retrospective exhibition in the Elsie Munro Gallery at Albion College. Through the generosity of the Babcocks, the Department of Art and Art History brings artists to campus for periods of time ranging from six weeks to a full semester. Depending on the length of stay, we bring one to three artists per year. The artists are chosen on the basis of the quality of their work, the strength of the proposal that they make to the department for the work that they will complete during the residency, and the art and art history faculty's perception of how well they will work with our students. The artist in residence does not teach, but is expected to have significant interaction with students in the form of open studio time, visits to classes, participation in critiques, and other informal conversations. The department has been very pleased with the effect that the program has had on the department as a whole and the benefits that students derive from it.

Information about the application process and the specifics of the residencies can be found here.  

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