What is Art On The Move? 

Art on the Move (AOM) is Mizzou's School of Visual Studies (SVS) community outreach program. AOM gives real-life experiences to SVS students and alumni, providing hands-on professional career-building opportunities by returning them to their Missouri hometowns or home regions to share their art with others.  MU's School of Visual Studies' students, alumni, and faculty are some of the best and brightest rising stars in the visual arts field and play an instrumental part in recruiting the next generation of SVS students.



Art in High Schools 

Art in High Schools will bring current students and alumni back to their hometown highschool art classrooms to give artist talks and docent mobile exhibitions held on site in the MU Art on the Move trailer. This program helps current students and recent alumni connect with future SVS students. AOM offers short in-class or virtual presentations available for high school arts classrooms to share the school's offerings with students.

Interested in hosting Art on the Move at your High School? Email artonthemove@missouri.edu


Art in Storefronts - in partnership with MU Extension

Art in Storefronts creates walk up exhibitions of visual artworks and installations created by students or alumni of the School of Visual Studies in storefronts across Missouri. This partnership allows students and alumni to exhibit their work, connect to their communities, and help revitalize storefronts in their hometowns.

Formerly Art in Empty Storefronts, this program was designed to reinvigorate commercial corridors that had been hard hit by the economic downturn, research shows placing art in empty storefronts has worked well as a community and economic driver for many places around the country. Similar programs have been succesful through Springboard for the Arts and the NEA.

The program launched in October, 2020 in Lee's Summit, MO.

More on Art in Storefronts at MU Extension.


Art on the Move Trailer Exhibits

The 17' Art on the Move trailer has traveled across the state to set up a range of events form the Ag Expo in Poplar Bluff to Art and Food Festivals in Wentzville to galleries in Kansas City. The trailer takes MU's students, alumni, and faculty on the road to set up pop-up exhibitions throughout the state at existing events. Our artists use the mobile gallery for professional development, as well as a way to connect with their home communities. The trailer has traveled to over 30 events since it's launch in 2017. 


Currently no upcoming events.