The Department of Art & Design teaches students the basic principles of art, instructs students in the use of materials, encourages the investigation of the creative processes, and provides a framework for understanding the field of art in the historic and contemporary context. This knowledge forms the basic visual and conceptual vocabulary that is used to explore one's personal expression.Faculty members have diverse educational and professional backgrounds with academic degrees from major universities in the United States, and abroad. Almost all full-time faculty members have a terminal degree in their area of expertise (MFA; PhD). The diverse backgrounds of the faculty members, and their diverse approaches to teaching and creative production, combined with high standards in professional practice, create an atmosphere of excitement and challenge in the department. The Roland Dille Center for the Arts provides a unique artistic forum –including a variety of studio spaces and an exhibition gallery – that encourages personal exploration, creative expression and a strong artistic community. Art majors are prepared to perform competently whether they go on to professional practice, teaching, or post-graduate study.
Ceramics - Drawing - Graphic Design - Painting - Art Education Photography - Illustration - Printmaking - Sculpture - Art History
Anna S. Arnar, Department of Art & Design, delivered the Gale Memorial Lecture at the University of New Mexico sponsored by the Department of Art and Art History. The title of her lecture was “The Culture of Print and the Social Lives of Books: Case Studies of Contemporary Book Works at Documenta 13.” The lecture [...]
The Works On Paper Guild and The Ceramics Guild are holding their Biannual Print and Ceramics Sale on April 28th and 29th. The sale will be open from 9 am to 4pm. The Sale will feature art work from MSUM students. It will be held in front of the MSUM Gallery (149 Lobby) in the [...]
A mini art exhibition titled, TRASHED: An Excavation of the Art-making Process, will have an opening reception Thursday, April 17th from 5-6 p.m. in the Art Lounge in the Center for the Arts. This exhibition will run until Tuesday, May 6th.
The Department of Art & Design invites the public to the reception for the Spring Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition #2 on Thursday, April 17 from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Roland Dille Center for Arts Gallery (CA 155). Artwork created by senior BFA candidates Rachel Collier, Sierra Fosness, Takara Geck, Meghann Hlibichuk, Jamie [...]
Catherine Wack, Drawing and Art History Emphasis