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About Us

The UMKC Department of Art & Art History provides an educational experience that prepares students for diverse careers in studio art and art history.

Our Faculty

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.

Learn more about our studio art professors.

Learn more about our art history professors.

Our Students

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.

Meet our students