Art and Art History
Studying art or art history at Lake Forest College will prepare you for a wide-range of tomorrow’s careers. Artists are creative by design, and whether you study art making, or the vital role of art in history, you are training yourself in unique ways of thinking, resourceful research methods, and critical writing skills.
Students at Lake Forest have easy access to Chicago and free entry to the Art Institute of Chicago all year long. Classroom learning is reinforced by visits to Chicago’s many and varied cultural institutions, art galleries and museums.
Looking to make the most of your summer internship experience? For a limited time only, we are accepting an additional round of applicants for the ACTIVATE: Summer Internship Program.
Helen Maurene Cooper celebrated the creativity of Chicago’s nail art community and the release of her new book Paint & Polish: Cultural Economy and Visual Culture from the West Side (Onomatopee, 2017).