Department of Art & Design

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The Department of Art and Design at Southeast Missouri State University engages students in a collaborative learning environment. This process provides students with active learning and professional experiences in design and the visual arts, producing creative problem solvers, makers, designers, 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

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Art and Design Department News

    ‘Pangolin Curl’ Unveiled at Downtown Student Art Garden

    Southeast Missouri State University student artist Nick Hurst unveiled his “Pangolin Curl” sculpture to the public at a midday dedication May 20 in downtown Cape Girardeau. The unveiling was held in the Student Art Garden at the corner of Broadway and Sprigg streets, next to Broadway Pharmacy at 710 Broadway. Hurst, of St. Mary, Missouri, [...]

    ‘Biennial Faculty Exhibition’ Opens May 3 at Crisp Museum

    The “Biennial Faculty Exhibition” will open May 3 in the Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus. The public is invited to attend an opening reception from 4-8 p.m. May 3. The exhibit will remain on display through June 23. The “Biennial Faculty Exhibition” features a sampling [...]

    Spring BFA Graduating Seniors to Display Artwork in Four Exhibitions

    Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus Art Gallery will display work from students in the Department of Art in the Spring Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Graduating Seniors Exhibitions April 22-May 10. The first exhibition runs April 22-26 with a reception from 5-7 p.m. April 26. The next exhibition will be on display April 29-May [...]

    Art Nouveau Focus of Crisp Museum’s ‘Historic Tuesday Talk’ April 16

    “Decadence and Design: Digging Below the Surface of Art Nouveau” will be the focus of the April 16 installment in the “Historic Tuesday Talk” series in the Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus. Dr. Joni Hand, associate professor of art history at Southeast, will give the [...]


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