We present art as an important avenue of visual learning to cultivate critical thinking,
interdisciplinary perspectives, and personal transformation in our image-dominated world.
Inclusive Community and Diversity
We value the richness inherent in differences and multiple viewpoints, and nurture
a welcoming atmosphere that is open, accessible, supportive, and equitable.
Connection and Opportunity
We foster connection among our campus and community members through education and
a respectful and safe environment. We facilitate opportunities to be co-creators of
knowledge, teach students, engage audiences and promote understanding and professional
development through the visual arts.
Curiosity & Creative Risk-Taking
We value receptivity, open dialogue, and innovative thinking to encourage curiosity,
critical thinking, and creative risk-taking.
We explore and bring to light new knowledge and ideas through research and programming
and exercise imagination and creativity in our work.
Continuity & Advocacy
We believe that by nurturing the imagination of young learners and students of all
ages, we will stimulate the next generation of artists, innovators, cultural producers,
Excellence & Integrity
We carry out our work with the greatest responsibility and accountability and direct
our collective effort to continually advance, innovate, and seek excellence in all