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.
Students to gain curatorial and museum experiences with Dr. Emily Burns and Jule Collins Smith Museum
Students in Dr. Burns's "Arts of the United States" and "Nineteenth-century Art" courses have recently taken on the role of exhibition curators with the permanent collection of the Jule Collins Smith Museum. In Fall 2017, groups of students conceived, researched, and curated exhibitions on representations of the American city and of labor in US art. In Spring 2018, students are in progress on exhibitions on plein-air painting in nineteenth-century art (opening March 27) and on representations of women in Impressionism and Post-Impressionism (opening April 17). In addition to a conversation with museum docents in which they introduce their ideas, students will give formal talks in the museum auditorium on their exhibition from 5-6 PM on March 29 and April 19.Read more about Dr. Emily Burns More Art Department News