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Department of Art
Mission Statement


Making art is an expansive process that we foster through our teaching, scholarship, and service. We cultivate an inclusive atmosphere of diversity, discovery, experimentation, problem-solving, and creative thinking throughout these activities. The department has a special responsibility to develop individual and collaborative artistic practices as well as critical understanding of art and design. Our students and faculty are socially and culturally engaged artists and designers who comprehend and challenge definitions and assumptions with a wide spectrum of artistic production. We activate the future.

The University of Delaware

One of the oldest institutions of higher education in the United States, the University of Delaware traces its roots to 1743 when a petition by the Presbytery of Lewes, Delaware, expressing the need for an educated clergy, led the Rev. Dr. Francis Alison, to open a small school in New London, Pennsylvania.

For additional history about the University of Delaware, please visit the web page.

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