Visual Arts

Course Offerings

The Visual Art Department at Hopkins offers courses in a variety of studio arts, including a Fine Art Studio sequence for advanced study, as well as a range of courses in media arts. Students display their work in the Keator Gallery and informally in the balcony atrium in Thompson Hall.  

Drawing, painting, and printmaking take place in spacious studios on the third floor of Thompson Hall, while ceramics, architecture, wood arts, web design, and digital photography occur in the new studios on the first floor of Thompson Hall. Video classes meet in a second computer lab on campus.  

Experiential classes are supplemented with theory studies in film and art history.

Keator Gallery

The Keator Gallery hosts five exhibitions each year, featuring work by professional artists, students and the arts faculty as well as a Hopkins community-wide exhibit.

The Keator Gallery is located in Baldwin Hall and is open during school days from 8am–4pm. All exhibits are free and open to the public. For more information please call 203.397.1001.

2016–2017 Exhibitions

Art Faculty Exhibition
September 9–October 28, 2016
Reception: September 9, 12–1:30pm

Political Circus: Community Art Show
November 4, 2016–January 6, 2017
Reception: November 4, 12–1:30pm

Artwork by Students
January 20–February 9, 2017
Reception: January 20, 12–1:30pm

Invited Artist: Mohamed Hafez
February 13–April 7, 2017
Reception: February 17, 12–1:30pm

Artwork by Students   

April 21–May 12, 2017   
Reception: April 21, 12–1:30pm

Artwork by Class of 2017
May 17–June 8, 2017
Reception: May 17, 12–1:30pm

Past Exhibitions

  • Class of 2017 Senior Art Exhibition

    18 photo(s)

  • Student Art Exhibition

    36 photo(s)

  • Mohamad Hafez

    36 photo(s)

  • Student Exhibition Opening

    21 photo(s)

  • Political Circus Community Show Opening

    29 photo(s)

  • Visual Arts Faculty Exhibition

    33 photo(s)

  • 2016 Senior Art Exhibition Opening

    26 photo(s)

  • Invited Artists: City Bench and Alexis Brown

    13 photo(s)

  • Form, Function, and Whimsy- Opening Reception

    2 photo(s)

  • 4: A Number 4 Interpretation - Opening Reception

    2 photo(s)

  • Errol Saunders
    Underground Artists

    3 photo(s)


Past Exhibitions by Visiting Artists

City Bench (furniture)
Alexis Brown (drawings & paintings)

Eric Mueller Sabbatical Work (furniture & scultpure)


Hallie Mueller (paintings)

Marie Wilkinsen & Cyril Christo 
Images from Africa

Claudine Burns-Smith (sculpture)


Megan Craig (paintings) and Joe Saccio (sculpture)

Silas Finch: Works from Found Objects

Original posters from the collection of Jim Lapides, Hopkins ’70, from International Poster Gallery.


Dan Wasserman, Hopkins ’67, editorial cartoonist for the Boston Globe: original drawings of his political cartoons.  
Urban Shape: Rashmi Talpide and Josh Gaetjen.