View plans for in-person Commencement and fall 2021 on ourCOVID-19 News & Information website.
Department of Art & Art History

Welcome to Art & Art History

Art & Art History Department Update

This Fall, the Department of Art & Art History will have more than 50 fully or partly in-person courses! These will include all areas of Art Studio, as well as some courses in Art Education and Interior Architecture.

Access to our studios and other spaces will be contingent on changing conditions, and we’ll post updates here whenever we get new information.

Our galleries and museums are currently closed, and we will post updates about this Fall when we know more, but in the meantime, the Turner will post works from its print collection here on their Instagram page(opens in new window) and we will post student work on our various feeds, which can all be found in the "Taking Precautions Due to COVID-19" post below.

We are excited for and look forward to a wonderful semester with all our amazing students!

Taking Precautions Due To COVID-19
In accordance with State and School mandates, the Art Office (Ayres 107) is closed until further notice.
Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, all in-person activities at Chico State’s campus have been suspended. We are doing all we can to provide continuity and consistency for our students in these challenging times.
If you have any questions, please email Summer Armstrong at or Cameron Crawford at 
For emergencies please contact Campus PD using a Red Phone or by calling 898-5555
You can help keep students fed during the crisis! Donate today to the WildCat Pantry(opens in new window)!

Follow us on Social Media to Keep Track of Our Amazing Students!

Instagram: @csuchicoartdept 
Art Education
Instagram: @arteducationcsuc
Chico State Art Shop
Facebook(opens in new window)
Digital Media
Instagram: @chicostatedigitalmedia
Instagram: @chicostateceramics

Self-Isolation Pandemic Artist Residency Program – Chico State Chapter

Janet Turner Print Museum
Instagram: @janetturnerprintmuseum
Jackie Headley University Art Gallery
Instagram: @uagchico
3 College Art Share
Instagram: @sp2020studentgallery
BFA Culminating Exhibition Virtual Preview - Gisela Ramirez
Culminating Graduate Thesis Exhibition - Jory Harms

Chico State supports our students, regardless of their immigration status, and welcomes Muslim students, Jewish students, students of color, DREAMers, DACA students, and refugees; the Art & Art History Department supports all these students; and I support all these students. 
- Asa Mittman, Department of Art & Art History

New Video Series - Final Videos

Be sure to check out the first video of a new series created by the faculty and instructors of the Art & Art History Department, where you get a sneak peek at their personal studios and how they're working to provide you with the best education possible during these uncertain times.

Click here to see more!(opens in new window)

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Mission Statement

The Department of Art and Art History is dedicated to developing students' critical thinking, creativity, visual literacy, technical skills, and knowledge about the history of art. We provide high-quality instruction in Art Education, Art History, Studio Art, and Interior Architecture. In all areas, we endeavor to create an environment which supports professional artistic activities and research in traditional and new media and methodologies. Read our full mission statement here.