The Art department's mission is to train artists, art historians, and visual arts administrators, as well as to provide service courses for non-art majors. Through our courses, we aspire to build an appreciation for the rich interchange of images and ideas that can happen between art and other academic disciplines. Our graduates in art have been encouraged to consider their future professional role in the context of both the contemporary world and the historical world. Besides a reverence for art history, they have been taught appropriate skills of mind, hand, and eye. They have been helped to find the next steps in their life journey, and have been challenged to be the best they can be in their chosen specialty.


ArtPrize Winning Piece on Display at Aquinas College

Chris LaPorte

ArtPrize 2010 winning entry, "Cavalry - American Officers 1921" is on display in the lobby of the Grace Hauenstein Library. AQ alumnus and "Cavalry" artist Chris LaPorte '96 is an Assistant Professor of Art at Aquinas. >More