“The museum experience” makes TCU’s art program unique. The Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex is distinguished by its world-class art museums, several of which are conveniently close to campus.
The Kimbell Art Museum, considered one of the finest smaller museums in the world, is just a five-minute drive from TCU, as are the Amon Carter Museum, with its comprehensive collection of American art, and the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. Other museums in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex include the Sid Richardson Museum, Dallas Museum of Art, Nasher Sculpture Center, Meadows Museum, African-American Museum, McKinney Avenue Contemporary, and Trammell and Margaret Crow Collection of Asian Art.
As a student, you will go to museums and study original works of art as part of your classes. You will be able to view special exhibitions shown in only a few museums around the world. You may attend “behind the scenes” tours given by museum staff members and lectures, symposia, and gallery tours by experts in the field. Some TCU art history courses meet primarily, or even entirely, at museums during the semester. Our students consistently rate “the museum experience” as one of the highlights of being at TCU.
Art org is open to all majors, including any students taking classes in the School of Art. The club hosts weekly meetings and functions as a gathering space for students to exchange ideas and participate in extracurricular activities.
Past activities included decorating an ornament for the Christmas tree at the state capitol building in Austin. The club’s members are active on and off campus. We host an on-campus art exhibition at the BLUU, and last year, we painted a mural at the Woodshed restaurant in Fort Worth.
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