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Since its inception in 1962, Montgomery College’s oldest art program, the Visual Arts Department on the Takoma Park / Silver Spring Campus, flourished in the intimate and nurturing environment of an historic Victorian neighborhood. In Fall 2007, The Visual Arts Department moved across the bridge into the above state of the art facility adjacent to Jesup Blair Park. Art majors and general students taking arts electives will find a dazzling array of options in this new high tech facility. We have spacious new studios in ceramics, sculpture, printmaking, crafts/weaving, traditional and digital photography, drawing, design, painting, and art history. Other amenities include an expanded gallery space, a tiered art history lecture hall, digital labs, coffee bar, art supply store, and community studios.

The Visual Arts Department has always taken full advantage of its close proximity to the vast cultural resources of Washington, D. C. METRO provides students and faculty with immediate access to contemporary art galleries and some of the finest museums in the world. Students are able to take field trips downtown and return to campus during a studio class period. A Museum Resources course enriches and facilitates student access to these visual resources. Please join us!