Art at Aquinas College
  • two students in art studio painting



Faculty, students, and alumni have participated in ArtPrize by curating, publishing, and exhibiting and have included Overall Winner in 2010, Top 10 in 2012, Final Five in 2014 in the time-based category, and Public Vote in 2018.


Facilities include a new 25-computer Mac lab for graphic design courses, and a gallery with 6 exhibits per year showcasing students, faculty, and national artists.


Students can participate in a life-changing biennial study abroad program in Paris which combines rigorous art history and studio training on campus during the spring semester with a three-week travel study in Paris in May.


All art students have free access to the Grand Rapids Art Museum and Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park and bus trips are offered each year to the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Detroit Institute of Art