This is a program in contemporary art.
At Trinity, we examine the visual tactics and assumptions on which images are constructed because we believe that a second part of Christian responsibility is to act redemptively in situations where sin has twisted the sort of culture that God intended, a culture where there is justice and mercy for every person.
Contemporary art is about exploring the terms within which we understand and experience the world. Students begin with serious work in technique, art history and theory. They meet a steady stream of artists from Chicago and beyond who will help them gain a sense of what it means to be a professional in the arts. Students measure their progress against the gallery and museum scene in downtown Chicago—and beyond during January interim trips to New York and Europe.
Our goal is to orient students to the contemporary world so thoroughly that they can be at home without losing themselves. We intend for them to take their place knowledgably —understanding the ideas, attitudes, and professional practices that shape the art world— without fear.
In short, this is a program in contemporary art…from a Christian perspective.