Art History

Design Chosen for Sculpture Commemorating Deceased Students

A stone sculpture designed to evoke strength and vulnerability, spirituality and earthliness, loss and renewal has been selected as the winning design for a Memorial for Deceased Students that will be located adjacent to the Chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas at the University of St. Thomas.
English professor Todd Lawrence, center, works to document and archive plywood boards salvaged from around the Twin Cities following this previous summer’s civil unrest, on January 25, 2021 in Northeast Minneapolis. The initiative, Save the Boards to Memorialize the Movement, includes a partnership with the University of St. Thomas Art History department.

Documenting Street Art, St. Thomas Researchers Better Understand Crisis

Street art painted on the sides of buildings or plywood-covered windows can help us understand the complexity of the dual pandemics of COVID-19 and systemic racism, reveals a mapping project spearheaded by St. Thomas faculty.
George Floyd Art on University Avenue

St. Thomas Documents George Floyd and Anti-Racist Street Art from Across the Globe

The Urban Art Mapping Research Project operates a George Floyd and Anti-Racist Street Art database, which documents examples of street art from around the world that have emerged since Floyd’s killing as part of an ongoing movement demanding social justice and equality.
asmat art at MSP airport

Asmat Art Provides Unique Views for Airport Audiences

The American Museum of Asmat Art (AMAA) collection at St. Thomas is raising its profile sky high: Through early December, travelers at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport will get a look at select pieces of Asmat art on display at the Thomson Reuters Gallery on Concourse C (Terminal 1).
A rendering of the plans for the renovation of the Chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas seen from the west.

University Announces Major Renovation for Chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas

The chapel at the University of St. Thomas has served its campus well for nearly 100 years. Thanks to the generosity of donors, it will now be brought into the 21st century with expanded spaces and amenities that will serve the contemporary needs of the entire community.