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Art & Art History

Engage, critique, and shape culture with programs in studio art, art history, and museum studies.


Effective March 16

Our staff will be working remotely but will be available via email

Monday - Friday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Meredith Brickell, Department Chair  - meredithbrickell@depauw.edu

Misti Scott, Administrative Assistant - mscott@depauw.edu

Misti Scott will be checking emails regularly during business hours and
dispersing those messages to the correct individual(s).


The faculty and staff of Peeler Art Center would like to celebrate the success of our studio art and art history students during this pandemic. Congratulations to each of you. Like artists and scholars before you, you have each found opportunity in adversity, working as cultural first-responders to adapt to this situation with amazing creativity and commitment.
We share in the sadness of our studio art and art history seniors who have missed important academic milestones, including their culminating art exhibition and artist talks, public art history research presentations, Kappa Pi art honor society initiation, and of course, commencement. We wish we could have shared these moments with you in person. Know that we are so proud of all you have accomplished.
Our Peeler family—faculty, staff, donors, and alumni, and most importantly you, our students—extends far beyond the amazing space we have in Peeler. We share a deep and enduring love of art, bound together by a deep and enduring love of each other.
No other discipline is better suited to adapt and excel under changing and challenging circumstances. Trust that we are preparing for any possible outcome for the coming fall semester and beyond. Adversity is just another chance to use our imagination and agility to make magic happen. It’s what we do. So hang in there. We got you.



Studio courses stress the fundamentals of visual communication and help the student cultivate the technical skills necessary for the effective expression of their ideals in a given medium. Art history courses combine the traditional and non-traditional approaches to the study of art past and present and stress the social and cultural contexts of art and architecture.