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

Guest Lecturer, Trenton Doyle Hancock, to speak April 12th in Biggin Hall

The Department of Art & Art History is pleased to announce that artist Trenton Doyle Hancock will present a special lecture about his work on April 12th at 6pm in 005 Biggin Hall (112 S. College).

Hancock is the one of the youngest artists in history to participate in the Whitney Biennial, where he showed in both 2000 and 2002. His works are featured in the "Stories" segment in season two (2003) of PBS series Art21, and he has had numerous prestigious exhibitions, including solo surveys at The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, TX; The Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami; Institute for Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia; The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York; The University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa; and more. Read more

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