Wide-ranging art facilities offer hands-on opportunities for Gettysburg College students, who also enjoy access to extensive collections of art objects and a 1,600-square-foot exhibition gallery. Some of the facilities include:
- Welding equipment
- Electric and gas kilns
- Film photography darkroom
- Woodworking shop
- Printmaking studio
- Drawing and painting studios
- Private studios for senior students
The College’s Schmucker Art Gallery inside Schmucker Hall offers seven to eight exhibitions each year. Included in the gallery calendar are shows by local, national, and international contemporary artists, a faculty exhibition, a student exhibition, the annual senior art major show, and traveling exhibits of works selected from public and private collections.
The West Gallery provides a convenient and flexible exhibition space near the Painting and Drawing Studios, used for works that range from introductory classes to professional artists and where students can also serve as curators.
Gettysburg College’s Special Collections and College Archives collects, houses, and preserves rare books, manuscripts, maps, art works, sound recordings, photographs, and other unique primary source materials including the Asian Art collection. The Asian Art collection includes approximately 2,000 objects, ranging from writing materials, clothing, and personal adornment articles to ritual vessels and altar screens. Created from ceramic, porcelain, jade and other stones, glass, bronze and other metals, ivory, wood and horn, silk and paper, and textiles, the collection reaches from 1700 BCE to the mid-20th century