Art on Campus
The exhibition space in room C200 of the New Student and Art Center is a critical component of the art curriculum at Harper College. The exhibits presented afford students the opportunity to make direct contact with actual works of art in immediate proximity of where they study and practice. Faculty members make use of this space to teach their students how to see, write and think critically about contemporary art. Students also gain insight into the decisions that artists and curators must confront when installing exhibits. The exhibits presented are intended to provide viewers with experiences that broaden their awareness of the ever-increasing possibilities embodied by art. A total of about eight exhibits are scheduled each year that include solo and group exhibits, a national exhibit and student and faculty exhibits. All shows are free and open to the public.
The Visiting Artist Program provides a variety of venues for students and faculty to observe and interact with artists. Participating artists conduct activities such as slide presentations, exhibit talks, critiques of student work, demonstrations and workshops. These activities are intended to help participants gain a better understanding of the context in which todays artists create their works. Most of these activities are free and open to the public.
The Harper College Educational Foundation Art Collection consists of more than 250 original works of art valued at over $695,000. It provides a resource in which to explore the arts in addition to making the campus a more beautiful and interesting environment for learning. Located in the northwest suburbs of Chicago, the captivating collection is home to notable art works that provide community residents a local source of inspiration.
Display areas located in Buildings C, P and L hallways provide constantly changing exhibits of current student Art work. Some of the larger scheduled exhibits are also presented in these spaces.