Art Major

Art majors embark on a process of discovery that integrates a solid technical foundation with art history, theory, and practice. 

MMC: Go Where the Art Is

Why Art at MMC?

Our goal is simple: we want to prepare students for successful careers in the visual arts. From apprenticeships and internships to special lectures and access to artists’ studios, studying Art at MMC gives you the “CityEdge.” 

Limitless Options

Our students meet leading curators, artists, photographers, and designers while gaining professional experience working as interns in the thriving creative industries and cultural institutions of New York City. Major course work is supplemented with Independent Studies that provide students with an opportunity to nurture their intellectual curiosity and develop individual projects with faculty mentors. As an Art major, you’ll have the chance to narrow your focus by choosing a concentration in Graphic Design, Illustration and AnimationPhotography, or Studio Art. 


Our Faculty

Our professors are working at the cutting edge of the New York art and design worlds. They produce, curate, and exhibit their work and know the intricacies of building a career in the visual arts. They have connections that make almost anything possible. Our students intern at Christie’s, the Met, PS1 MoMA, MTV, and Conde Nast, among others, and assist in studios all over the city. 

Exhibit in New York City

Art majors have many opportunities to present their work in the Hewitt Gallery of Art. From creating a body of work to writing an artist statement and working with experts to install the shows, our students build the professional skills needed to succeed in the art world.

Current Exhibitions in the Gallery


Our Recent Galleries

  • Complementary Colors
    This exhibition showcases thirteen Junior Art majors and ten Art minors in this annual double showcase in the Hewitt Gallery. The exhibit runs from 4 March- 28 March, 2019.
    This exhibition features the work of 11 practice-based art majors. It includes examples of art from photographers and studio artists: Rebekah Benjamin, Briana DeFranco, Elena Dell’ Acqua, Itzamary Dominguez, Mary Heinart, Sadie Inman, Lilllian Jones, Hope Ludwig, Sadie McClelland, Maria Mendez, Emely Sandoval.
    February 4 – February 27, 2019
  • PRINTS: Tradition and Innovation
    What is a print and how are contemporary artists finding inventive ways to produce multiples of images that address personal, aesthetic and political issues? The craft of traditional printmaking and well as the newest and most inventive ways artists are addressing this process of creating multiples is explored.
    Exhibition dates: October 29 – December 6, 2018