Catalog 2022-2023

Art Odyssey Guide

Based on the Hendrix faculty’s longtime awareness of the educational value of engaged learning, the Odyssey Program was implemented in the fall of 2005 to encourage all Hendrix students to embark on educational adventures in experiential learning. While the graduation requirement includes the completion of an approved experience in at least three of the six Odyssey categories, the Program importantly allows students to learn more about themselves and the world around them. For more information, visit the  Odyssey Program Info Hub.

Below you will find examples of ways students pursuing a major or minor in this department or program have encountered Odyssey. Remember that these are only suggested opportunities; students are encouraged to propose their own creative Odyssey projects. Further, Odyssey experiences do not need to be related to your major or minor.


Established Pathways to Odyssey through the Major

Artistic Creativity

  • Any 100 or 200 level class

Global Awareness

  • Studio program abroad
  • International travel to see Art

Professional and Leadership Development

  • Art Gallery / Museum / Studio Assistant Intern
  • Intensive domestic summer studio programs

Service to the World

  • Art project for social justice / political awareness
  • Travel to see Art


Additional Examples of Past Odyssey Experiences

Global Awareness

  • The Icelandic Mode: Intentional or Convenient? 2018
  • Aleck Bratt travelled to Iceland where he conducted interviews with professionals in order to gain insight into environmental and energy policy. He toured the state, photographing key pieces of Iceland’s energy infrastructure. His writings and photographs were displayed at Hendrix from November 30, 2018 to December 12, 2018. Faculty Sponsor,  Maxine Payne,

Special Projects

  • Volunteering and documenting Italy's Sex Trafficked and Homeless. Geneva Hill travelled to Italy, worked in a shelter and painted portraits of its occupants. Professor, Matthew Lopas,

Undergraduate Research

  • Paris Art and Culture - May 2015                 

This Odyssey Module was a residency in Paris offered in conjunction with the course ARTH 332: 19th Century Art History.  Only students enrolled in ARTH 332 will be eligible for application.  Students were required to keep a journal and write a paper that is a continuation of work begin in class. Professor, Rod Miller Rod,



For further information please contact the Professor specialized in the specific medium under consideration for Odyssey credit.


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