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:
For More Information
In addition to the Annual Juried Student Exhibition, the University Art Gallery is also currently hosting an installation by artist David Mazure and The MMXII Collective. The installation, entitled: New Mythologists: The Two Horsemen of the Apocalypse, is on display in the side gallery. David Mazure will be giving an artist’s talk about performance at…Read more Installation in the University Art Gallery
This semester, Aaron Fine (Studio Art) and Julia DeLancey (Art History) are team-teaching a JINS seminar (Junior Interdisciplinary Seminar) on Leonardo da Vinci. In the course, students are closely reading Leonardo’s own writings and exploring his notebooks on-line. In addition, as students at a liberal arts and sciences institution they are being challenged to embrace…Read more Interdisciplinary and inter-program course on Leonardo!