Art & Art History

Our mission

The Department of Art and Art History provides a transformational education that encourages curiosity and facilitates critical inquiry, collaboration, creative problem solving, and community engagement. Through rigorous scholarship, studio practice, global visual arts studies, and experiences beyond the classroom, students gain knowledge and skills that prepare them for successful careers and global citizenship. The three interrelated areas of Art Studio, Art History, and Art Education affirm the liberal arts tradition of the university and inspire innovation, active learning and community leadership.