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Dwight Smith

Dwight Smith


Dwight Smith, lecturer and professional artist is from Detroit, Michigan. Received a B.F.A and M.A. in painting from Wayne State University and an M.F.A. from the Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University, Cambridge, MA. A painter, he has exhibited extensively throughout the country with exhibitions in Europe and Africa.


As an exhibition curator, he has developed over forty-five exhibitions, many of which have toured several countries and is the current director of the universities Rosenthal Art Gallery that exhibits local, national and international works of art.


His work can be found in many public and private collections including the Cape Fear Hospital of Fayetteville, The Charles Wright Museum of African American History, The Mott Foundation Collection of African American Art, Flint, Michigan, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Michigan Corporate Art Collection, Osaka City Hall, Osaka, Japan, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York Public Library, New York, NY, Scripps College Museum, K Pomona, CA, Northwestern University Black Studies Library Collection, Evanston, IL,

Dwight Smith, Assistant Professor

Office: Rosenthal Building, Room 262
Phone: 672-1795



Teaching History


ART 210    Survey of Art

ART 211    Introduction to Art History

ART 212    Introduction to Painting

ART 222    Advanced Drawing

ART 331    Color Theory



ART 321    Ancient to Medieval

ART 322    Renaissance to Modern

ART 361    African Art

ART 362    African American Art

ART 363    Contemporary Art



ART 412    Advanced Painting I

ART 413    Advanced  Painting II

ART 414    Advanced Painting III

ART 450    Directed Study

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