While allowing students to express themselves, Schauer said that through collaboration with other disciplines, art also allows students to gain a better understand of history and other cultures.
Schauer said that one of the goals of the art program is also to teach students about the process of art, as opposed to just focusing on the end product. She said that students develop a sense of what goes into artwork, including research, planning, and editing.
According to Curiale, seeing the artwork first hand is the only way to fully appreciate it. "The pictures do it two dimensional justice, but you got to get in here and see it," he said.