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Art On The Move (AOM) is the School of Visual Studies 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.

Initiatives

Art in Empty Storefronts: Art in the time of Covid-19  - in partnership with MU Extension

Art in Empty Storefronts places visual artworks, installations, or exhibits created by students or alumni of the School of Visual Studies in empty storefronts across Missouri. This partnership allows students and alumni to exhibit their work, connect to their communities, and help showcase storefronts for rent or sale in their hometowns.

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 with the work of alum, Erin McFarland.

Art in High Schools - currently on hold.

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.

Art on the Move Trailer Exhibits - currently on hold.

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. 

Events

Currently no upcoming events.