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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. Matt Derezinski (Visual Communications) let us know about a lot of the great things he’s been up to this year: 35 exhibits, 13 awards and 3 publications. Over the summer, he photographed the Boy Scouts of America Heart of America Council, the first ever “Scouting 500″ that took…Read more Prof. Derezinski’s photography and other work Read More →
Blog readers will know that the Hunter/Gatherer exhibition, currently up in the University Art Gallery, has a significant public-outreach component. As part of that, the Gallery is engaged in lots of interdisciplinary collaboration! Monday, October 27, 4:30 p.m.: the Gallery and the Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs will co-host the…Read more Interdisciplinary Collaboration in the Gallery! Read More →