The Visual Art Department runs a bus trip to New York City each semester. Some instructors require their classes to visit a major museum or exhibit related to their teaching, while other faculty will tour galleries in Chelsea or the Lower East side with their students to see the work of contemporary artists.
The Department hosts 2-3 social events for VA Concentrators during the academic year as a means for students to meet one another outside of the studios. These gatherings are attended by faculty and staff and are important community building opportunities.
At the end of the fall and spring semesters, VA DUGs coordinate an Open Studios event that provides an opportunity for students to showcase their work to students, staff and faculty.