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 alumna, CM Burroughs ’04, poetry included on the National Book Award longlist

Christina M. “CM” Burroughs ’04 majored in English and creative writing at Sweet Briar. Her recent poetry collection, “Master Suffering”, was named to the Longlist for the 2021 National Book Award. When she graduated from Sweet Briar, she had to choose between pursuing a law degree or pursuing her MFA. CM went on to earn […]

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Sweet Briar to screen City of a Million Dreams and host Q&A with director and co-producer

Sweet Briar College will host a screening of the new documentary, City of a Million Dreams, on Oct. 12 at 7:30 p.m. in the 1948 Theater. A special Q&A will follow the screening with director Jason Berry and co-producer Simonette Berry. City of a Million Dreams was filmed over a 22-year period. The film explores […]

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An evening with Jia Tolentino, staff writer for The New Yorker

Each year, in connection with Core 120: The Mindful Writer, the College invites a woman staff writer from The New Yorker magazine to come to campus. Students enrolled in the class have individual 12-week subscriptions to the magazine, which is one of the leading voices in American letters and arguably the gold standard for magazine […]

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Visiting artist Hope Rovelto exhibits her work in the Pannell Gallery

Sweet Briar College is excited to announce the opening of artist Hope Rovelto’s exhibition in the Pannell Gallery. Her work will be on display from Sept. 30 through Dec. 14. “The T-Shirt Collection: Hope Rovelto,” showcases her unique screen-printed T-shirts. Hope is an artist, educator and activist based in Portland, Maine. She earned her MFA […]

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