The Castleton Art Department makes several trips a year. The proximity of Vermont to major art centers, such as Boston, Montreal and New York City, make it easy to travel to those destinations. The trips are an essential part of the art students’ experience as they obtain first hand knowledge of original historic and contemporary works of art. Locally, there are multiple museums and galleries, such as the Hood Museum, the Williams College Museum, the Clark Museum, Mass MOCA, the Middlebury College Museum, and the Fleming Museum, which are all within easy reach of the campus.
In nearby Rutland, The Castleton Downtown Gallery exhibits regional and national artists, as well as hosts faculty and students shows. On campus, The Christine Price Gallery presents the work of professional artists, while the Student Gallery provides the opportunities for graduating art majors to exhibit their senior show. There are also study abroad programs in Italy, Ireland, Greece and China. The student run Art Club sponsors visiting artists, film series, studio visits, collaborative projects and trips.
Castleton’s Art Department strives to provide various avenues to experience the wide range of venues surrounding the area.