Department of Art & Art History

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Welcome to the Department of Art & Art History

As the oldest and finest art program in the southeast, Auburn's Department of Art & Art History is a vibrant community of accomplished artists, esteemed art historians, and talented students. We offer comprehensive programs in studio art and art history that prepare students for careers in the visual arts and other cultural and creative fields. Our fourteen full time faculty members work closely with students and guide them in developing individual research interests and artistic approaches.

Come see a gallery show, hear a special lecture, or make an appointment to tour our facilities. We are always happy to answer questions about our programs and share why Auburn is the best place for you to study art and art history.

Spotlight News

Curator Wassan Al-Khudhairi to Present Stern Lecture on November 9, 2016 in Biggin Hall

The Department of Art & Art History is delighted to announce its first annual Roslyn Brock Stern Lecture: Wassan Al-Khudhairi will speak on "Curating Contemporary Art" on Wednesday, November 9, 2016, from 5:00-6:15 p.m. in Biggin Hall room 005. This lecture is free and open to the public. Al-Khudhairi is the Hugh Kaul Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Birmingham Museum of Art, where she manages the modern and contemporary collections and has developed several new programs, including a series of site-specific installations in the museum’s lobby, a lecture series Art Papers Live, and shift, a satellite space that serves as a platform for conversations around contemporary art. Previous to her work at the BMA, Al-Khudhairi was Curator of the Gwangju Biennale Foundation in South Korea, the Director of Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art in Qatar, and held positions at the Brooklyn Museum, the British Museum, and the High Museum. She received her B.A. in Art History from Georgia State University, and her M.A. in Islamic Art and Archaeology from the University of London. Read more

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