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Fine Arts

Make the Arts part of your life! Perform a solo or audition for an ensemble;  make a painting, throw a pot, or take photos;  travel abroad, research with a faculty mentor or work independently; or join the costume or set crew or act on the main stage!

In Olin Hall, we help students develop and shape their passion for their arts, whether it be in Art, Art History, Music, Theatre or a combination of several areas.
We are home to four majors:

Osiris & Hathor at Seti I Abydos


Art History




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Fine Arts Department Chair:

Professor Kate Shortridge
Office--Olin 309
(540) 375-2376

Paper Blooms Project Workshops

Groups and individuals are invited to participate in Paper Blooms ProjectSM by creating single or multiple pieces for this exhibition that will be on view at Roanoke College's Olin Hall Gallery, January to March, 2018. 

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Date | Time: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 | 1:00 PM
Location: Smoyer Gallery, Roanoke College

Art Exhibition

Come and enjoy the artwork of Steve Keene and Steve West. September 8-October 8.

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Date | Time: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 | 6:00 PM
Location: Roanoke College

Family Weekend Musical Extravaganza

The performance will feature the Roanoke College Choir, the Oriana Singers, RC Jazz Ensemble, and more.

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Date | Time: Saturday, September 23, 2017 | 8:00 PM
Location: Bast Gymnasium