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.
Recent BA in Studio Art alum turns internship into job at an arts and culture-based non-profit
Frances Oglesby graduated in 2017 with her BA in Studio Art and a minor in International Studies. After landing an internship in June for a new non-profit based in the US called Artive Inc (https://artive.org/), she committed to stay on full time back in September. Artive, Inc. is an organization with the mission to protect and preserve fine art and cultural property through technology. Frances works to provide a universal digital archive for stolen, looted, at-risk, and otherwise claimed works of art and cultural property.
"It has been such a fascinating experience so far! I work in global operations meaning I get to handle a little bit of every aspect of the company such as cataloguing individuals losses, fundraising, conducting searches and issuing reports, and reaching out to other organizations around the world whose missions..."