February 8, 2016


The Darden Art Project (DART) is a joint effort launched by Darden students, staff and faculty and is sponsored by the Darden Center for Global Initiatives.

About DART
DART is an initiative that highlights the Darden community’s global experiences. We invite Darden students, alumni, faculty and staff to submit photographs of places and people in the United States and around the world. The photographs may be of landscapes, buildings and people (including Darden students, staff, faculty and alumni).

Submitted photographs will be reviewed by a selection committee composed of Darden students, staff and faculty. Selected photos will be printed, framed and hung in the Darden Classroom building and in Cafe 67.

After display in the Darden Classroom building and Café 67 for one year, the photographs are sold. Proceeds are donated to a charity chosen by the Graduate Women in Business (GWIB), whose members manage the sale process. DART continues annually with a new set of photographs solicited, hung and sold each winter.

Visit the Galleries to view past winning photographs.

Darden students, faculty, staff and alumni may submit photographs:

Visit the submission page to upload your photos. You may submit up to three photographs.

The deadline to submit your photos is midnight the 25th February 2018. If your photo is selected, you will be notified in the following weeks.

Selection Process
The selection committee will review all photographs submitted by the submission deadline. The final photographs will be selected based on their composition, quality and ability to communicate Darden’s global mission. We will notify the finalists and request additional information, in order to include a small biography of the photographer next to their photograph. The biographies will highlight each artists’ experience, interest and connection to the Darden community.

DART was founded in the fall of 2008 by Chrissa Pagitsas (MBA ’09). Chrissa sought to highlight the creativity within the global Darden community by bringing artwork into our building. She wrote the business proposal for DART as her final paper for Professor Alec Horniman’s class “Leadership Learning Lab” in 2008.