Trinity's Department of Art and Design is a vibrant community of student and professional artists. There's always something happening: a guest artist coming to campus, field trips to artists' studios or galleries and museums downtown, faculty members installing their next show, alumni checking with the department to see if there's a student they can get for an internship. We're glad you're here.

Art and Design: News

Save the date: Art Visit Day, Nov 9–10

part of The Trinity Arts Experience, Nov. 2017

November 9–10: Art Visit Day 2017, aka The Trinity Arts Experience you will see how Trinity’s art department connects the personal attention of a small school with great artists on campus and downtown. Nationally known artist Sergio Gomez is featured this year. Friday, it's downtown for visits to a design studio and the gallery district. You will return to campus by 3pm. Reservations? Click here.
Scholarships: Only for seniors who attend Art Visit Day, we are offering $500–$5000 in scholarships pending a review of 7–10 digital images on a non-returnable flash drive. Click here soon for details. Seniors who live 300+ miles from Trinity can get $100 toward airfare for visiting and $100 more when they enroll. See Air Trinity for details.


Professor Bakker's Galesburg Portrait Project opens in Galesburg

Spring 2016

Professor John Bakker spent his sabbatical as the Knox College Fall 2015 Artist-in-Residence painting portraits of nearly 400 people in the town of Galesburg. Portraits included city councilmen as well as homeless people. Bakker is interested in the way a hand made portrait brings a unique meaning, attention, and dignity to individuals. You can see the project at johnbakker.info or at the Project's Facebook page.


Professor Ryan Thompson shows in Munich

Winter 2015

Echo of Untouched Matter opened January 14, 2016 at Lothringer 13Kunsthalle in Munich featuring work by Atsushi Wada, Jason Fulford, Katrin Petroschkat, Shimabuku, Ulrich Gebert and Trinity's own Ryan Thompson. The work consisted of photographs of rocks stolen from the Petrified Forest National Park accompanied by remorseful letters from people returning them.This work was collected in Thompson's 2014 book, Bad Luck Hot Rocks which was reviewed in the New Yorker and elsewhere.


Three New Programs in Fall 2015!
BFA's in Art, Design, BA in Digital Design

Spring 2015

The Art Department will add three new programs to its offerings Fall 2015. First are Bachelor of Fine Arts programs in studio art and graphic design. These two professional programs include nearly an entire year of work in a student's area of specialization. Second, the Bachelor of Arts in Digital Design combines courses in design, computer science, business and communication arts to prepare students to design applications and interfaces for phones and tablets. This field is growing at three times the national average according to the U. S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Check here for descriptions.

Designer Emily Van Hoff '11 makes Harper Bazaar's UK Hotlist.

Spring 2015

Emily Van Hoff '11 is at it again. Her passion for typography has extended to a set of handlettered greeting cards and more. Harper's UK picked them up here's the link. For more of Emily's brilliant work here's her website. See for yourself what one award laden Trinity grad is up to.

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