For information on events, alumni, faculty creative work and scholarship, and lots more, please visit the Art Department blog.
We believe that art matters. It changes lives, documents and reflects experiences, and shows us worlds and perspectives other than our own. Making art has been a fundamental part of human activity since the beginnings of known history; studying art has played a central role in the development of our understanding of human civilization. Further, societies are judged often by the art that they produce.
We also believe that the liberal arts and sciences matter. Knowledge does not exist in isolation; particularly in this global, digital world it is interconnected, is created, developed, and maintained communally, and is changeable over time and across cultures.
All of our activities in the Art Department at Truman State University grow out of this fundamental set of core beliefs.
Degree programs in the Art Department are defined by the faculty and were developed through the following objectives:
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The Art Department has a variety of great and active student clubs, many of which are already up and running for the academic year. A full listing of clubs in the Department can be found here. Here are more details about a few of the clubs which are already doing cool things: Art History Society: contact…Read more Student clubs up and running! Read More →
Dr. Catherine Schmidt Patterson (Conservation Institute, The Getty) will return to campus to give two talks this week. “Science of Art–Art of Science: Conservation Science and Fourteenth-Century Florentine Painting Practice” Thursday, September 25, 7:00 p.m., OP 2210 (Hosted by the Art History Society) “More from Less: Scientific Techniques for the Study of Museum Objects” …Read more Getty scientist and alumna to present about art conservation Read More →