Art and Art History

Art and Art History
Art and Art History
Art and Art History
Art and Art History
Art and Art History
Art and Art History
Art and Art History

Art and Art History

The Department of Art and Art History offers majors in art history, studio art and digital arts which prepare students for advanced study in their chosen field.


Coming to the the Cultural Arts Gallery:

Courtney Johnson: Moons
July 16 – August 30
Opening Reception: Tuesday, July 16, 5:30–7 p.m.

Courtney Johnson: Moons

Moons is a series of photographs of real and artificial moons. In addition to photographs of the earth’s moon, photographs were made of temporary sculptures of sand, dirt, flour, dough, papier-mâché, and clay, as well as camera-less digital and analog photographs made with moonlight. The images emphasize photography’s ability to deceive, raising questions about collective memory, belief, and reality. The tension between natural and artificial, along with the logistics of creating detailed images of the moon’s surface, also addresses technological advancements and human impact. Moons, which explores cycles from light to dark, warm to cool, birth to death, coincides with the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon launch.

The opening reception is free to attend and open to the public. 


Welcome from the Department Chair

It is a distinct pleasure to welcome all to The Department of Art and Art History. The department is located in the Cultural Arts Building, a state-of-the-arts facility that opened in 2006. The building includes our primary Art Gallery, the Mezzanine Student Gallery, art history lecture halls, ceramic and sculpture studios, painting studios, drawing studios, graphic design computer lab, printmaking studio, and both digital and darkroom photography labs. The Cultural Arts Building also provides multi-use theatres and music performance halls in the performance wing. Read more>