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Visual Arts

Visual Arts

Art develops the mind. At Queens, we want our students and our community to be engaged by aesthetics and observation, to encounter beauty, new perspectives and realities. This is why we have positioned a landmark sculpture along Selwyn Avenue, "Triple Arc I" by James Rosati, on loan from the Jerald Melberg Gallery. At the heart of our campus is the Max L. Jackson Gallery, located in Watkins Hall. Here we regularly offer exhibitions of painting, prints, photography, graphic design, sculpture, interior design and interactive installations. 

Study Art

The Art Department offers courses leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree focusing on Art Studio, Art History, Interior Design, and New Media Design. Continuing education, provided through The Center for Lifelong Learning at Queens, regularly offers classes in visual art.

Get Involved

Friends of Art at Queens unites the campus with the Charlotte community through a shared appreciation of the visual arts. This group supports the Art Department and sponsors lectures and exhibitions, bringing significant artists to our city, such as Judy Chicago, a world-renowned feminist artist and educator. Because of the support of Friends of Art, students and visitors gain invaluable exposure to artists shaping world opinion.


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Refocusing Our Perspective on the Developing World

Join Queens as we listen to stories and view photographs that will refresh our perspective on the potential that lies within girls and women living in global poverty. David Johnson will provide the storytelling. View Event

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World Languages Film: Ixcanul

The Department of World Languages and the Center for Latino Studies present "Ixcanul" (translates roughly to "volcano" in the Mayan dialect of Kaqchikel). The plot underlines the conflict between a mother who wants to marry her daughter to a man she does not like. The young woman would prefer to run away with a boy she likes, and both of them would like to immigrate to the United States eventually. The film evidences the young woman's confrontation with the modern world-a plot point that is based on the real-life, ongoing exploitation of indigenous people in Guatemala. View Event

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A Solo Exhibition by Denny Gerwin

The Arts at Queens invites you to faculty member Denny Gerwin's solo exhibition of ceramics. View Event

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Opening Reception: A Solo Exhibition by Denny Gerwin

The Arts at Queens invites you celebrate the opening reception of faculty member Denny Gerwin's solo exhibition of ceramics. View Event

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