Brigham Young University. Department of Art
- Existence: 1981 - 1996
The Department of Art (1981-1996) was a department within the College of Fine Arts and Communications at Brigham Young University.
The Department of Art became a part of the College of Fine Arts and Communications in 1981. The department was previously named the Department of Art and Design. In 1996 the department merged with the Department of Design to form the new Department of Visual Arts. Department chairmen for Art included Robert L. Marshall (1981-1982; 1988-1995), Franz Johansen (1982-1985), Sherron D. Hill (1985-1988), and Michael D. Day (1995-1997).
The Department of Art serves two main purposes: (a) the preparation of creative leaders in the various fields of the plastic and graphic arts and (b) the building of an appreciative audience for these arts.
Citation:Brigham Young University Organizational History Project website, viewed Jul. 29, 2011 (Department of Art; established 1981; College of Fine Arts and Communications; previously the Department of Art and Design; merged with the Department of Design to form the new Department of Visual Arts, 1996; Department chairmen: Robert L. Marshall (1981-1982; 1988-1995), Franz Johansen (1982-1985), Sherron D. Hill (1985-1988), and Michael D. Day (1995-1997); purposes: (a) the preparation of creative leaders in the various fields of the plastic and graphic arts and (b) the building of an appreciative audience for these arts)
Found in 22 Collections and/or Records:
Contains a brief history of the Brigham Young University Art Department. History written in 1957.
Contains personal papers, including art work, clippings, exams, postcards, art textbooks, articles, photos and slides, printed art, and correspondenc.
Contains letters, newspaper clippings, printed programs, and published articles or items about B.F. Larsen, BYU Art Department and Utah art. Includes chronological correspondence, an autobiography, articles and reports, minutes, art notebooks, outlines and coures notes, and teaching materials.
Collection of Art Department audio-visual materials including tracks for "My Neighbors," and the Museum of Art. Dated 1982-1995.
Contains correspondence of the Dean, Chair, and faculty meeting minutes. Also administrative records concerning curriculum, Mormon Arts Festival, part-time faculty, faculty advancement, and other items and issues.
General files, and correspondence with Robert L. Marshall, Lorin Wheelwright, and Lael Woodbury.
Contains exhibit slides of student art shows, faculty art shows, various galleries, Mormon Festival of Arts, and other Fine Arts exhibitions. Dated 1955-1995.
Advancement and research files.
Administrative files, including project files, audits, budgets, syllabi, proposals, curriculum files, Environmental Design merger files, and facilities.
Individual faculty files.