Wayne State University


The Department of Art and Art History offers many opportunities for students to participate in extracurricular programming. These activities expand, extend and diversify the skills and knowledge developed in our studios and classrooms.

Many of the activities involve and include community members within and beyond Wayne State University and serve to connect our students with others in preparation for dynamic careers in fine art, design and art history. We are fortunate to have wonderful relationships with area museums, galleries, businesses, organizations and individuals.

Special Events Hosted in Our Department:

Sculpture X:

2017 Sculpture X Symposium 

2015 Sculpture X Symposium

Mid-America Print Council Conference:

2014 Mid-America Print Council Conference

Mid-America College Art Association

The department was pleased to host the 2012 Mid-America College Art Association Conference. The conference was held in October 2012, in downtown Detroit. Programming included three featured speakers, panel presentations in art, design, art history, and visual resources, as well as studio workshops, MACAA member exhibitions, and museum visits. 

Featured artist

Jeffrey Abt

Professor Abt is one of the world's foremost authorities on the Detroit Institute of Arts.

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