Center For
Creativity, Design and the arts
Visual Arts Studio
a deep foundation in the literary, visual and performing arts is a cornerstone of a rich and meaningful life.
Artistic expression is at the heart of human experience, and its voice is vital in every sector of society from medicine and science to government and commerce. Originality, invention, innovation and creative engagement is how human civilization corrects, advances and flourishes.
areas of focus

The Center for Creativity, Design and the Arts serves as the fulcrum for public discourse about art and creativity through forums, lectures, exhibitions, artists’ studio tours and colloquia open to the public. The Center leads curriculum innovation in the arts and creativity across the disciplines and supports the work of artists through fellowships and connections with students.

meet the director

Carrie Brown

Professor of English and Creative Writing
Director of the Center for Creativity, Design and the Arts
E |    O | Fletcher Hall, Second Floor, 203

center for creativity news

Sweet Briar again named among nation’s most innovative schools by U.S. News & World Report

Sweet Briar College has once again been named as one of the nation’s Most Innovative Schools, according to the 2021 Best Colleges rankings by U.S. News & World Report. Sweet Briar tied for 24th place with Bryn Mawr, Middlebury and two other institutions in the National Liberal Arts College category. The University of Richmond is […]

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An evening with The New Yorker staff writer Doreen St. Félix

Doreen St. Félix, staff writer at The New Yorker magazine virtually visited Sweet Briar College on Wednesday, Oct. 28, to share her experience as a writer and journalist. Doreen’s presentation is held in conjunction with the College’s reading and writing course for first-year students, The Mindful Writer, which is inspired by The New Yorker magazine. […]

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Through Her Body, an exhibition of figurative works by Anne Doolittle ’78

Through Her Body, an exhibition of figurative works by artist and Sweet Briar alumna Anne Doolittle, is currently on view at the Anne Gary Pannell Gallery at Sweet Briar College through Nov. 25. The public is invited to meet the artist on Saturday, Sept. 19 from 1 to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 20 from […]

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