Graceland’s Department of Art and Design is a vibrant program with an interdisciplinary focus.
Our department attracts gifted and motivated students who thrive in an environment that encourages autonomy and meaningful communication. As a team of professional, relevant, accomplished and student-focused faculty, we will help you build a dynamic interrelationship of ideas, processes and practices that are steeped in tradition with an emphasis on contemporary art and ideas.
Our small class sizes enable student-driven courses that help you promote your unique voice. We are a close-knit community that encourages meaningful engagement between studio, classroom, campus and community. As a part of our community, we will encourage you to take big risks in your creative work and develop a set of problem-solving skills that will help you succeed in a multitude of arts-centered careers. We will travel together to metropolitan areas to experience art first hand.
Our facilities in the Helene Center for the Visual Arts are open 24 hours a day to give you complete access to our extraordinary studios, equipment and materials. Our MAC computer lab is state-of-the-art, and our sculpture, painting, drawing, non-toxic printmaking and ceramics studios are some of the best in the Midwest region. We have multiple student galleries and a professional gallery for visiting artists and senior exhibitions, and as a department, we are committed to bringing in regional, national and international artists to exhibit on campus and work in partnership with you.
Come create with us!
For more information, please contact
The Art Department
Karen Gergely, Assistant Professor of Art and Department Coordinator
1 University Place
Lamoni, IA 50140
COVID-19 prevented many of Graceland University's Class of 2020 visual art and graphic design majors from having their senior exhibitions to showcase their work to the community. In this unique online offering, the students and faculty have put together a digital exhibition in an online catalogue format. This piece showcases the hard work that these creative students have put in over the past four years.
Walk into the Helene Center at Graceland University, turn left and pass a classroom, then a few steps more to the Galleries of the Helene Center for the Visual Arts. On both the left and right, a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity awaits.
Art Upcoming Events
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