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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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Prof. Priya Kambli (Studio Art: Photography) presented her recent project, Kitchen Gods, at Truman’s Faculty Research Conference on campus last week. Her abstract for the talk appears below. Prof. Kambli has also recently joined the Caucus for Faculty Scholarship organizing committee as well. Congratulations, Prof. Kambli! Project Description One of my most startling early childhood memories…Read more Prof. Kambli presents work
Tonight is the opening reception and awards ceremony for the Annual Juried Student Exhibition. The show has been juried by Stephanie Lanter of Emporia State University. The reception starts at 6:00 p.m. in the University Art Gallery and will also include a gallery talk and performance by artist David Mazure (exhibition in the Side Gallery).…Read more Gallery Opening Tonight!