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Welcome to the Department of Art at Lamar University

The Department of Art provides an environment designed to nurture artistic, academic and personal growth in our students. Through its curricula and community outreach, the department prepares students for a professional career in the discipline with courses in both practice and theory.


Current and Upcoming Events

CAMEO Emerging Ceramic Artists Show: July 1 - Aug. 10

A collaborative exhibition presented by the Clay Arts Museum and Education Organization (CAMEO) and the Dishman Art Museum to highlight new ceramic artists from universities across Texas. More than 60 entrants and their instructors from across Texas are submitting more than 130 ceramic pieces for this show. Don’t miss your chance to view these new clay creations and meet the inspired and inspiring student artists who created them!


Pre-College Summer Art Program: July 21-25

If you’re currently in high school (ages 14 to 18), Lamar University invites you to participate in its Pre-College Summer Art Program. Taught by Department of Art faculty, this five-day intensive program includes a selection of workshops designed with your future in mind.