Apr 17

Sketching the South Pacific

A selection of sketchbooks made during the Studio Art in the South Pacific off campus studies program

Wednesday, April 17th, 2019

This event takes place each day from April 17th, 2019 to June 30th, 2019.

This event occurs on:

Photograph by Stan Honda

Visit the East wing to see sketchbooks made by Professor Fred Hagstrom and recent program assistants during their off campus experiences.

Sketching the South Pacific 

Photograph by Stan Honda (@stanhonda)


Every other year since 1996, Fred Hagstrom, Rae Schupack Nathan Professor of Art, has led an off-campus study program to the South Pacific. During the course, students make several books by hand. These books become visual travel journals in which participants develop representational skills, record experiences, and learn to see drawing as a way of understanding the world. 

This display presents a selection of journals Hagstrom and program assistants Eleanor Jenson '01 (now Visiting Assistant Professor of Art), Mairead Koehler '17, Laura Nakasaka '17,  and Dylan Welch '08 made during these trips. Their pages offer a window into an ongoing conversation between artist and landscape. 

Sponsored by Library. Contact: Zoe Adler, x7182