Welcome to the School of Art and Visual Studies

The mission of the School of Art and Visual Studies is to link the study of art and visual culture to the University’s broad undergraduate liberal arts tradition by providing world-class instruction in the history, theory, and practice of art. As a student here, you will receive opportunities for advanced study through undergraduate professional programs and graduate instruction. Your education at SA/VS will not only make you competitive in careers as a professional artist, educator, and scholar, but will also prepare you for challenges in fields outside the arts. Through our own research and creative endeavors we maintain SA/VS’ long and distinguished tradition of contributing to the cultural matrix of the Commonwealth, the nation, and the world. We serve the campus and wider community by bringing home professional exhibitions, and by sharing our own knowledge and experiences.

Upcoming Events
  • Lauren Applebaum
    Oct 12 2021 | 4 - 5:30pm

    "American Art and Its Institutions in a Time of Transformation"
    Visiting Scholars in Conversation: Lauren Applebaum & Adam Thomas
    Virtual Visit, October 12, 4-5:30PM

  • Image of Dana James
    Oct 14 2021 | 12:30pm

    Dana James is a painter and New York native, based in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Since graduating from the School of Visual Arts in 2008, her work has been exhibited extensively and can be found in…

  • Moulton
    Oct 15 2021 | 1 - 2pm

    Shana Moulton lives and works in Santa Barbara, California. Over the past 18 years she has been developing her ongoing video/performance series Whispering Pines, in which she plays the role of "…

    Online
  • Image of Brad Vetter
    Oct 18 2021 | 1pm

    Brad Vetter is a designer, letterpress printer, artist, and educator currently based in Louisville, KY. Soon after graduating from Western Kentucky University where he studied graphic design and…

    Bolivar Art Gallery
  • Erin Harmon work
    Oct 28 2021 | 10am

    Erin Harmon was raised in the suburbs of southern California where the natural desert is sated by hundreds of miles of aqueducts to produce obsessively groomed lawns. After graduating from San…

    Bolivar Art Gallery
  • John Paul Morabito Image
    Nov 15 2021 | 6pm

    Transdisciplinary weaver John Paul Morabito engages the medium of tapestry reimagined in the digital age. Their work outputs woven forms, moving images, and relational actions to imagine queer…

    Bolivar Art Gallery
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Last Updated 08/25/2021