The art program nurtures, enriches, and strengthens our students' artistic spirits.

Why Study Art at Luther?

The study of the arts enhances perception and focus. Our students are challenged to solve problems, create, and think in new ways. Through the study of art, Luther students are prepared for a variety of careers and fields.

Our dedicated faculty. The art faculty and staff have unique sets of training, research interests, and interdisciplinary skills that make our program a hub of creativity, exploration, and discovery.

Private studio spaces. Junior and senior art majors are eligible for a variety of studio spaces on campus. These studios allow our students to grow as artists and prepare for their senior projects.

Why Study Art?

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Art History students in a lecture.

Art Colloquium

Our art students attend workshops and lectures throughout the year. These workshops prepare students for post-graduation success.

All art majors must attend 12 colloquia during their time at Luther to complete the requirements of the art major.

Annual Events:

  • CV Writing
  • Careers in the Arts
  • Documenting Your Art
  • Branding Workshop
  • Creative Arts Panel

Additional events may include artist talks, the annual Gerhard Marcks Lecture, presentations of art-related research, participation in a curated exhibition, publication, and attendance of an offsite conference.

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Painting of paper cranes from a painting class.
Luther students working in a pottery class.
Students work in a painting class.
Pitcher and two cups by a Luther student for a ceramics course.
A Luther student views drawings in a gallery.

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