Department of

Art And Visual Culture

About Us

Message from the Chair

Welcome to the College of Design and the Department of Art and Visual Culture. As we move into a new academic year, we extend a warm welcome to all new and returning students.

This fall we also welcome Jennifer Drinkwater, who has been a member of our faculty since 2007, as the new community arts specialist. This position is shared with ISU Extension and Outreach and will provide valuable arts outreach to communities throughout Iowa and the region.

Integrated studio arts students from our department who are participating in the College of Design Rome Program this semester will join students from graphic design and interior design to develop and present a “Biennale Session” during the Venice Biennale in October as part of an ongoing series of invited workshops. We’re excited about the opportunity to share our talents in this international venue and about the positive exposure it will bring.

Ingrid Lilligren
Professor and Chair