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Department of Art

Spring Graduating Seniors Exhibition; April 17 – May 17, 2014.

Miwon Choe, Associate Professor of Art Education, was presented with the Potter College of Arts & Letters Public Service Award for 2013-2014. (Photo by Bryan Lemon)

Tiffany Oliver (right) at the 2014 Hanyang International Summer School Opening Ceremony, Seoul, Korea. For more information on the Hanyang International Summer School, please click on the photo.

Rebecca Davis teaching ESL Art Class at Warren Elementary School, Summer 2014.

David Coffey's Masks (Please click on photo for more information.)

Phillip Claunch and Jenna Hall with elevator installation by Russ Pappas.

Ethan Hughes (center) at the May 2014 graduation reception with his family and the Art Department faculty.

Brent Dedas at the 2014 Biennial Faculty Exhibition.

Sculpture students preparing for a metal pour.

Exhibition by Sandra Fernández: On Migrations, Dreams and Dreamers

Whether you envision yourself building a professional studio practice, pursing a career in graphic communications, teaching art at a primary or secondary school, or exploring a world of art history, we're ready to help you reach your goals.

With programs that vary in length and concentration, the WKU Department of Art supports and challenges students along a variety of life-enriching paths. The BFA degree in studio art or graphics is a comprehensive, focused program for students interested in pursuing a professional creative career. Our range of BA programs in art education, art history, and studio art offer additional possibilities to study art within a liberal arts context, leading to a variety of career paths including teaching, art therapy, museum studies, art conservation, or arts management to name just a few possibilities.

Whatever path you choose, you will be working with energetic art professionals who have gained national and international recognition in their respective fields. Our faculty introduce students to a world of art by hosting visiting professionals, traveling with students to conferences and exhibitions, and leading study-abroad programs around the globe.

Brent Oglesbee, Department Head

Gallery News

 Sandra Fernandez

August 25 - September 26, 2014; Sandra Fernández:  On Migrations, Dreams and Dreamers

FAC Main Gallery Exhibition Reception:

Wednesday, September 10, 4:30-6:30

Artist Talk: 

Thursday, September 11, 5:30, Cherry Hall 125

David Coffey Mask

June 18 – September 21; David Coffey's Masks

This exhibition features the collection of masks recently gifted to WKU by Dr. David M. ("Doc") Coffey (1950 – 2014), installed in a way similar to that in which they hung, "salon style" in his home. The collection totals 140 masks from the Americas, Africa, Asia and Europe.

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