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Art Program

MU’s Art program develops creative thinkers, professional artists and cultural leaders through a curriculum that balances innovation, traditional craftsmanship, and critical thinking. Art majors can study drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, graphic design, ceramics, fibers, sculpture and new media. Students have access to a print studio, digital and darkroom photo labs, a papermaking/fiber facility, an anagama kiln, and three state-of-the-art digital labs. The MU Art Program, founded in 1877, offers BA, BFA and MFA degrees. The undergraduate Summer Study Abroad Program alternates between Italy and Netherlands/Belgium.

Students can encounter art and exhibit work at the School of Visual Studies’ George Caleb Bingham Gallery, which features student, faculty and visiting artist exhibitions. The MU Ellis Library has an extensive art collection (including an important collection of comic, underground and editorial cartoons), The university’s Museum of Art and Archaeology is an accredited museum with an extensive collection of art and artifacts. The Art Program also has a relationship with the Center for Missouri Studies collections and gallery and with many galleries in Columbia.  The School of Visual Studies offers field trips to the St. Louis Art Museum, and other St. Louis museums and galleries and also to the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and other Kansas City museums and galleries.

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Art Faculty

Director, George Caleb Bingham Gallery and Adjunct Faculty
Associate Teaching Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies
Bingham Commons
Associate Professor
A102 Fine Arts Building
Director of School of Visual Studies
102A Swallow Hall
573-882-7547
Academic Advisor, College of Arts & Science, Anthropology, Art, Art History, Graphic Design, Music
Professor
A132 Fine Arts Building
Assistant Teaching Professor and Art Program Study Abroad Coordinator
A102 Fine Arts Building
Professor Emeritus
A219 Fine Arts Building
573-882-7547 (School of Visual Studies office)
Senior Student Services Coordinator & Adjunct Faculty
Associate Professor
A120 Fine Arts Building
Professor Emeritus
A129 Fine Arts Building
573-882-7547 (School of Visual Studies office)
Assistant Professor
A219 Fine Arts Building
Visiting Assistant Professor
Bingham Commons