Thank you for your interest in the Department of Art & Art History at the University of Colorado Boulder. We are located in one of the most dynamic metropolitan areas in the United States. The Denver and Boulder communities offer many occasions to enjoy and participate in a range of artistic endeavors and interact with the artists living in throughout the West. 

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Our Mission

  • The Department of Art and Art History affirms the power of art to transform individuals and society.
  • We are committed to the practice, production, and critical and historical study of art within a liberal arts education that encourages experimentation and independence of thought.
  • Our faculty offers a rigorous curriculum that crosses disciplines and invites inquisitive, dedicated students with wide-ranging interests, encouraging creative investigation as an essential skill informed by the highest standards of critical thought.
  • Our diverse faculty, students, and staff are committed to ongoing engagement with communities locally and globally.