Our Mission

At Calvin College, we explore things—all things, in fact. We don't mind getting our hands dirty either, as we faithfully and creatively explore every aspect of the world God has given us.

In the art and art history department at Calvin, we respond to God's call to investigate how the visual arts best serve society. How do we address contemporary cultural concerns and where does responsibility to God and to one another come into play? Answering these challenging questions is crucial for anyone who takes Christianity and visual culture seriously.

At Calvin, you will join a close-knit community of creators. We are passionate about supporting each other and helping each other develop artistically, intellectually and spiritually.

Related pages

Facilities
Discover what our state-of-the-art facilities have to offer you.

Queue Arts
For the latest Art and Art History news, check out our blog.

Center Art Gallery
Enjoy the various works of art housed on campus in our own art gallery.


Quick Facts
  • ALL

    faculty members hold either PhDs or Masters of Fine Arts Degrees in their fields

  • 20

    students are employed each year by the department

  • 20

    students graduate from Calvin College each year with degrees in Studio Art, Art Education, and Art History