The Department of Art is designed to enrich the artistic understanding of all students, to develop greater proficiency in art, and to prepare teachers of art. Its mission is the preservation, transmission, and advancement of knowledge and practice in the visual arts. We are dedicated to providing experiences that will have a greater impact on our students and develop individuals with a greater sense of cultural awareness and individuality. We are here to enhance our students’ gifts and help them thrive in life.

The Department of Art is located in two buildings, the Maddox Fine Arts Center and the Chapel Studio. The Maddox Center houses studios for Drawing, Painting, Design, Ceramics, Sculpture, Illustration, Art Education and classrooms for Art History and Art Appreciation. The Maddox Gallery is the venue for the student, and other, art exhibitions.