The Muhlenberg Art Department was founded in 1953 by internationally famous sculptor George Rickey. In the decades since, art at Muhlenberg has expanded with an interdisciplinary, interactive and international focus. Our rigorous visual arts curriculum is built on a foundation made strong by Muhlenberg’s broad-based liberal arts programming.

Students may pursue majors and minors in both studio art and art history, and diverse course offerings offer preparation for not only M.F.A. and Ph.D. programs around the nation and world, but for success in fields as varied as art education, publication editing and design, medical illustration, medicine and law.


The Art Department

Majors & Minors


  • Meet Our New Faculty

    Muhlenberg welcomes 26 new full-time educators to campus this fall, including tenure-track and visiting faculty members and Consortium for Faculty Diversity fellows from a variety of disciplines.

  • Exploring Through Art

    Living in Allentown when the College is in session and in Hamburg, Germany, when it is not gives Assistant Professor of Sculpture Frederick Wright Jones a broader perspective on his work and his teaching.