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    "What It Is" by Doug Johnston at the Patrick Parrish Gallery

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Art & Art History

About Art & Art History

Drury University's Art & Art History Program emphasizes engagement with changing cultural contexts that demand flexible and dynamic approaches to historical and contemporary creative and critical inquiry. As such, the progressive, rigorous and comprehensive character of the liberal arts grounds our pedagogies and curriculum, which are fundamentally interdisciplinary in nature.

The Program encourages the processes of self-determination, intentionality, creativity and rationality that are central to innovative and analytical exploration and expression. By developing students' technical, critical and creative capacities, we seek to help them realize their intellectual and creative potential, and to inspire them to engage, contribute to, and shape society and culture. 

The Art & Art History Program will:

  • introduce and encourage a range of convergent and divergent approaches to creative discovery, manifested in critical processes and work;

  • develop the student’s technical capacities as a vehicle for expression and exploration;

  • engage the student in critical thinking as a tool for clarification, understanding, and evaluation;

  • develop the student’s sense of creative and intellectual authority;

  • examine and engage historical and contemporary theoretical and cultural contexts; and

  • cultivate an ethos of interdisciplinarity within the Art & Art History Program and in connection with the university as a whole.

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