The department of Art and Art History features two distinct programs, one in art history, the other in studio arts. The art history program explores art and architecture in their historical contexts, while the studio arts program teaches the technical and conceptual components of artistic creation.
From historical appreciation to hands-on artistic expression, the department of art and art history provides a forum for educated, creative discussion and analysis. From architecture to famous paintings, photographs to sculptures, and drawing to digital art, the study of art and its history goes far beyond a textbook.
Art history courses are concerned with the social, cultural, and intellectual contexts in which art and architecture were conceived, executed, and lived. Studio courses include painting, drawing, sculpture (stone, wood, metal, plaster, and clay), photography, digital imaging, printmaking, papermaking, and the book arts.
Trinity's art and art history department affords students the opportunity to learn and explore their creative talents and interests in state-of-the art studios and galleries with cutting-edge technology and professional faculty.
The Stieren Arts Enrichment Series hosts an array of creative talent—leaders in the areas of art, art history, music, drama, literature, communication, and aesthetics—and is made possible through an endowment created by Jane and the late Arthur Stieren of San Antonio.
All events in the Stieren Arts Enrichment Series are free and open to the public.