Mesaros Visiting Artist Program
Established in 1993 through a gift from physicians Paul and Laura Mesaros. The Mesaros Art Fund is used to enhance the College's art program, as determined by members of the Department of Art. Activities may include, but are not limited to, artists in residency, guest lectures, visiting artists/teachers and special exhibitions.
The Kenyon-Rome Program offers students aonce-in-a-lifetime chance to study Italian art and culture up close, with extended visits to Florence, Naples, Sicily and other cultural centers in Italy. Housed at Accent International’s Rome Study Center in the beautiful Palazzo Banco Santo Spirito, students seek inspiration from artistic masterpieces and historical sites, with at least as much time spent on site as in the classroom.
Activities and Clubs
Senior Art Exhibition
In the spring, senior studio art majors showcase their final projects in a physical (or virtual) gallery. View recent exhibitions.
Open Studio Night
Each year at the end of the fall semester, senior art majors open their studios and invite the Kenyon community to come and see what they have been up to. The studio art building, Horvitz Hall, is transformed into Kenyon's own Gallery Hop.
The ARTclub is an organization that encourages support and opportunities for students engaged in art making. Members promote a creative culture at Kenyon through exhibitions, performances and other events they develop in a collaborative environment.
The Craft Center
Kenyon's Craft Center provides space for visual arts production and informal instruction in a range of areas, including bookmaking, ceramics, glasswork, knitting, quilting, jewelry making, photography, stained glass and woodworking. Most programs are free or low cost, and the center is open seven days a week during the College year.
Horn Gallery for the Arts
The Horn Gallery was founded in 1994 by students to showcase their artistic talents. Since then, the Horn has evolved into a popular student organization, a gathering place where Kenyon community members exchange ideas; share knowledge; and enjoy art shows, performances, plays, readings, weekly coffeehouses and student-band practices.
Internationally known artists exhibit in this gallery, as well as senior art majors. Check out the current exhibition schedule at: www.gundgallery.org
Kenyon students can also enjoy the art galleries, events, and organizations in Columbus, including the city's exciting Short North arts district.
Honors Day Awards
The Robert H. Hallstein Memorial Award in Art
Established by the Harold Hallstein Family and Friends in memory of Robert H. Hallstein, Class of 1976. The award is granted to a senior art major whose consistently high level of artistic accomplishment in studio art courses is recognized by the art department faculty.
The Peterson Prize in Art
Established by Mr. and Mrs. Norman H. Peterson, parents of M. Kristina Peterson, Class of 1973. The award is granted to a senior art major whose consistently high level of artistic accomplishment in studio art courses is recognized by the art department faculty.