Art in the Classroom
The Art in the Classroom project represents one of the Visual Arts Committee's largest and most successful initiatives. Through a combination of University funds and private donations, artworks are installed in large classrooms and lecture halls in order to reach the highest number of students. Each year since 1985, the Visual Arts Committee sponsors a state-wide competition gathering resumes and slides of work from Indiana artists. Finalists visit potential sites at Purdue in order to prepare proposals. A jury composed of both donors and committee members commissions one or two works from the final proposals. The number of works selected will depend on the donation levels and artist's compensation.
Interested donors should see the V.A.C. donations page for more information on sponsoring Art in the Classroom projects.
The images below represent a small sampling of works installed by the Visual Arts Committee since 1985. Click on an image to see a larger version of the work.
"The medium is fluid, the Wabash River is fluid, and I wanted to push a fluid movement of sheets of paper across the wall."
"Inherent in the philosophy of these pieces is the sense of movement of an object through some kind of path; sometimes fully visible and sometimes partially obscured."
"My images represent life's spontaneity, randomness, and lyricism as well as its constraints, predictability, and order."