The Art Department at the University of Southern Maine (USM) offers a nationally accredited program that provides students with a rigorous studio experience, historical understanding of the complexity of art practices, and the critical skills needed to become informed visual artists, art educators, and art historians. Through the closely integrated relationship of studio art classes, art education, and art history, USM Art emphasizes the development of the ability to think creatively and independently and provides multifaceted approaches for creating and thinking about art.

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Browse the Department of Art Collections:

ART 141F: Surface, Space, and Time

ART 399/499/599: Experimental Sketchbooks: Time and Space to Create at Monson Arts

ART/RSP 299: Gathering in the Garden: Poetry and Studio Art

Book Arts Collection

Exhibition Catalogues

Faculty Publications

Summer Book Arts Exhibition 2020