The Department of Art and Art History at Auburn University is a vibrant community of artists and scholars who not only teach, they actively pursue their own art and research. Success of the department’s mission to foster learning in an environment of experimentation, innovation, creative inquiry, and critical thinking is demonstrated yearly in the distinctive work of its student body and graduates.
This triennial exhibition, featuring permanent studio faculty, adjunct instructors, and studio technical staff, is another vital expression of the faculty’s commitment and offers students the chance to observe directly the close relationship between classroom activity and creative practice. Moreover, the exhibition provides the larger community an insider’s look at significant art being produced at Auburn yet seen more often in venues outside the area. Showcasing recent paintings, sculpture, works on paper, ceramics, digital imagery, and other media, the exhibition reveals the breadth of interests and investigations by the Department of Art and Art History’s diverse studio faculty and staff. An illustrated catalogue accompanies the exhibition, which highlights recent activity of the department’s art historians in addition to the exhibiting artists.