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Art Department

Art can shape our way of thinking about everything from philosophy and literature to science and mathematics. That’s why we encourage our students to explore every field they can think of — and some they may not yet know about. Because of the talent, creative skills, and knowledge skill sets that we foster in our students, our graduates are readily sought after by graduate schools, creative organizations, museums and galleries, and other arts organizations. The Art Department at Truman facilitates learning, research, experimentation and understanding of art through Truman’s knowledgeable and talented faculty, modern facilities, and one-on-one instruction.

For information on events, alumni, faculty creative work and scholarship, and lots more, please visit the Art Department blog.

Incoming Student, Art Department Scholarship information and application

Programs of Study

Undergraduate Degrees:


Professional facilities

The Ophelia Parrish Building/Fine Arts Center is home to the Art Department where students can be found creating art, collaborating with their peers, showcasing their creativity and working one-on-one with professors. The Art Department has art studios and computer labs and also houses the University Art Gallery where professional and student exhibitions occur throughout the year.


Happy Thanksgiving!!!!Happy Thanksgiving!!!!

November 20, 2017

Truman classes are off for the full week of Thanksgiving to allow students and faculty a chance to catch up on sleep, writing and grading, and to get together with friends and family and reexamine all the things that make us fortunate in life.  We hope you will have a good holiday yourself, and come…Read more Happy Thanksgiving!!!!

Watercolors from NatureWatercolors from Nature

November 18, 2017

Laura Bigger’s Art Foundations I students are spending a couple of weeks enjoying the lushness in the Magruder Hall Greenhouse amid winter gloom! Their botanical watercolors will be on display in Ophelia Parrish the week after Thanksgiving Break.                    

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Featured Events

University Art Gallery: Once and Then
November 28 • 8:30am - 7:00pm
University Art Gallery: Senior Thesis Exhibition
December 4 • 8:30am - 7:00pm

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