Department of Art

The Department of Art at Southeast Missouri State University through a collaborative learning environment provides students with active learning and professional experiences in the visual arts. Producing creative, problem solvers, makers, educators and scholars. The department provides a winning combination of:

  • Highly trained, talented and well-qualified faculty who care about the students' success
  • Nurturing environment with personable class sizes
  • Outstanding opportunities through internships or practicum experiences
  • Professional organizations to enhance the student's networking
River Campus Roundabout Sculpture video
River Campus Roundabout Sculpture
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Art Department News

  • High School Art Exhibit Opening/Awards Ceremony Postponed Till Feb. 18

    Due to freezing precipitation in the area, the opening of the “Exhibiting Excellence: 40th Annual High School Art Exhibition,” an invitational juried art exhibit for 11th and 12th grade students in southeast Missouri and southern Illinois, has been postponed for Feb. 11. An opening reception was scheduled for 1-4 p.m. today, Feb. 11, in the Rosemary Berkel and […]
  • Southeast Anthropologist to Discuss Research on Archaeological Sites in Central Illinois in Red Light Night Program

    A Southeast Missouri State University assistant professor of anthropology will discuss her archaeological research in central Illinois in a Red Light Night presentation Feb. 15 at the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri, 16 N. Spanish Street, in Cape Girardeau. Dr. Jennifer Bengtson will present, “Material Expressions of Migration, Violence, Community-building, and Childhood in the Pre-Columbian […]
  • River Campus Announces Summer Arts Festival Dates and Shows

    Southeast Missouri State University announces its fifth annual community River Campus Summer Arts Festival to be held June 16. In addition to the festival date, the summer season will offer an ambitious production of three shows. The mainstage musical will be the smash hit “Little Shop of Horrors,” about a hapless florist shop worker who […]
  • 40th Annual High School Art Exhibition Opens Feb. 11 at Crisp Museum

    Beginning Feb. 11, the “Exhibiting Excellence: 40th Annual High School Art Exhibition,” an invitational juried art exhibit for 11th and 12th grade students in southeast Missouri and southern Illinois, will be displayed in the Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus. An opening reception, featuring the unveiling […]


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Department of Art
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Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701