The UMKC Department of Art & Art History provides an educational experience that prepares students for diverse careers in studio art and art history.
The Department of Art & Art History faculty specialize in two key areas: studio art and art history.
Our studio artists have expertise in painting, drawing, photography, print media, digital imaging, graphic design, digital imaging, and video and motion design.
Our art historians’ expertise spans ancient art, 17th and 18th century art, modern art, contemporary art, art of the Americas, and architecture.
Art and Art History students at UMKC explore diverse interests through classroom work, research, internships, and individual practice, collaborate with faculty on research, and develop their resumes and portfolios at a variety local institutions.