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.
Special Lecture on the Ancient World "Jupiter Rising: Astronomy in Ancient Babylonia"
Dr. Mathieu Ossendrijver, an internationally renowned archaeoastronomer, has long studied how the people of the ancient Near East understood and tracked the movements of the stars and planets. A gifted and accessible lecturer, skilled in making complex topics accessible to the general public, he has been invited to Auburn University to speak on "Jupiter Rising: Astronomy in Ancient Babylonia," on Wednesday, April 12, 2017.
The lecture, which will be held at 5:00 p.m. in the Sciences Center Auditorium (SCA 101), will be followed by a Q & A session and is free and open to the public. The lecture is sponsored by the Department of Art & Art History's Biggin Gallery; the Department of History; the Department of Physics; the College of Sciences and Mathematics; and the Auburn University Special Lectures Program.Read more about Dr. Ossendrijver More Art Department News