The Department of Art teaches visual literacy skills with the intention of preparing our graduates for a lifetime of creative activity. We educate both majors and non-majors to develop students into critical thinkers, creative problem solvers, compassionate human beings and life-long learners. These qualities will not only ensure success in education but also provide flexibility when these skills are used to make personal or professional choices. Moreover, these skills provide the basis for fulfilling and culturally enriched living. Our students will be guided and trained in the necessary technical and conceptual skills needed to become successful professional artists and art educators.

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  • Longitudes and Latitudes 

    Thompson, S. Charles (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2014)
  • Eminent Domain 

    Rahner, Matt R. (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2014)
  • Available 

    Myers, Greta A. (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2014)
  • Masquerade: Self-Presentation and Self-Awareness 

    Jun, Jane (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2014)
  • VORFREUDE; Substitutes for Personal Fulfillment 

    Collins, Bethanie (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2014)
  • Echoes of the Voiceless 

    Chaichi Raghimi, Zeinab (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2014)
  • Visual facticity and the technological gaze : 

    Hall, Chris (Chris Gillespie) (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2013)
    Seeing-machines have long been used to discover new things about ourselves. We fantasize about devices that will enhance our senses and provide us with 'facts' about our hidden aspects, such as our inner bodies, or our ...
  • New pedestrians : 

    Langdon, Danielle (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2013)
    As we e-mail, text, and Tweet, mobile technology is redefining the boundaries between absence and presence, as well as private and public. Technology allows us to control how we present ourselves and where we put our ...
  • My America 

    Thompson, Ronald B. (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2013)
    As a maturing artist and maker of objects, material usage is paramount. Materials convey a range of emotions, memories, and placement. Viewers will bring their own information and understanding to works of art. So by using ...
  • Gratitude vessels : ceramic composition and social cohesion 

    Nosri, Norleen, 1978- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2013)
    This body of work presents ceramic serving and drinking vessels in a series of arranged compositions. These vessels include teapots, ewers, decanters and cups presented along with bases. As an object maker, I am attracted ...
  • Fight or flight 

    Burton, Judith Penney (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2013)
    Fight or Flight addresses the end result of recent environmental disturbances and catastrophic weather events brought on by climate change. Many humans throughout the planet have faced personal or property devastation of ...
  • Come to nothing 

    Sweet, Eric (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2011)
    These drawings are an intense exploration of the concept, establishment, and power of the "Ideal" through the historical interventions of minimalism, utopia, perspective, printmaking, and drawing. There is an important ...
  • The isolation of Western society from the revelations of nature 

    Selburg, John (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2009)
    My people have become disconnected from Nature. I live in Western society, which is a monetary-based, globalizing, technological empire that is occupying many of the world's cultures and quickly absorbing the rest. Western ...

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