Support Our Mission

The School of Visual Studies provides a broad understanding of the visual arts across disciplines, cultures, styles, and media, and encourages students to develop creativity and critical thinking, and seek out global perspectives. We promote the importance of creativity, collaboration, and personal transformation.

Your gift makes a difference! By supporting the School of Visual Studies, you create scholarship opportunities, increase the School’s visibility in the community and provide needed resources to enhance learning and support creative/scholarly endeavors. We are grateful for your generosity.

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Visual Studies Excellence Fund 

You can help us lead the way. For scholarships and hands-on learning opportunities, new materials and technology, faculty development and research assistance: your unrestricted support means we can consistently provide our students with the excellent education the School is known for and support our faculty, no matter where the future leads us. 

Art on the Move

Art on the Move  

As a land grant intuition, The School of Visual Studies is committed to cultivating hands-on professional development experience for a new generation of working artists across Missouri. Art on the Move is the community outreach program of the school and makes the connection between our past, present, and future students across the state by providing arts presentations in Commercial Corridors, Cultural Institutions and Schools, as well as hosts the smART Moves! Summer Teen Arts Camp.  

Your generous donation to the Art on the Move fund helps lower costs for students to create and display new artwork and provides them an expanded sense of context and application for their coursework, while enhancing their professional preparation. 


George Caleb Bingham Gallery 

As the campus’s only contemporary art space, Bingham Gallery serves the entire MU and Columbia community by bringing high-quality, contemporary art exhibits, events, and visiting artists to our campus. Your financial support ensures that gallery events are always free and open to the public, increasing access to the arts, and giving students a space to prepare for and exhibit their art.