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Art culture at a "jock school"?
I was initially attracted to Williams upon word of its renowned art history program. I’ve heard good things about its studio art program, and know firsthand that their campus art museum is one of the best of its kind. Not only that, but there are supposedly great things to do in the vicinity-- seeing shows and exhibitions and whatnot. At first thought, with all the resources available, it seems that such an art culture would flourish— but Williams seems to be labeled consistently as a “rich, white jock school” for future investment bankers et al. (sorry for generalizing) so I wonder what it would be like to study art at such a school? Obviously, I’m a little conflicted with its characterization.
Could anyone here describe the atmosphere at Williams? Is there a large enough critical mass for a successful and active art culture? If so, is the student body heavily polarized across arts and athletics? (As I doubt there are many who are actively involved in both.) Do the art participants form a small and niche group on campus? It would be great to hear from an art student there, or someone who has experience with the arts at Williams. Thanks!