Students in video installation

Art Trips

Student Art Trips

SHSU Art students in Paris at the Louvre, Summer 2014

SHSU Art students on the roof of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Computer Animation students at the 2011 SIGGRAPH Conference, Vancouver

SHSU Art students at the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum, New York

The Department of Art offers opportunities for students to travel throughout the year.

Every fall, the Department sponsors a New York Art Trip. 10-20 students travel with faculty to New York City to visit art museums and galleries.

Every summer, the Department will offer students the opportunity to visit Europe and earn 3 or 6 hours of credit.

New York Art Trip

Each October the Art department organizes an exciting art trip to New York City, the art capital of the world. For four days and five nights students are submerged into the New York art scene with visits to: The Guggenheim Museum, The Museum of Modern Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Metropolitan Museum of art. We spend part of a day exploring the Chelsea Galleries and then a visit to the New Museum.  We also see at least one Broadway Play and take a touristy, but fun, boat ride around Manhattan Island. Students have evenings free and may chose to go to the Museum of Natural History, The Empire State Building, Top of the Rock or Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island or just hang out and have dinner in China Town or Little Italy or shopping in SOHO!  

The trip is open to all SHSU Art students. For further information on the New York Art Trip, please contact:

Professor Tony Shipp 936-294-1324, or

Art in Europe: Rome, Florence, Paris, Amsterdam

Summer 1 2015

This trip offers students the opportunity to earn up to 6 hours of Art History or Art Studio credit. Scholarships are available for students with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Students will travel to Europe May 18- 28, 2015 to explore the artistic classics of Renaissance and Modern art in Rome, Florence and Paris. The cost per student is $3,661.00, this cost includes airfare, lodging, land transportation in Europe, light breakfast and 3 dinners, entrance fees to most museums, landmarks and local tour guides. Each student will have the opportunity to earn 3 hours of advanced art history credit,and/or 3 hours advanced studio credit. Cost of tuition is not included in the above stated price. Students will visit major art museum collections and experience each city's culture through historic landmarks and architecture. Students will document their experiences in journals, sketchbooks and photography to be used as source material for research papers and art projects. For additional cost, students may extend the trip 2 days and travel to Amsterdam to visit important museums.


ARTS 4019 Narrativity

In this course students use personal experience as source material for art making in the media of their choice. Sketchbooks, journals and photography will be used to document experiences as they travel in Europe for 10 days. After returning to SHSU, students will use animation, photography, drawing or painting to create art that communicates the essence of their experience. Instructor: Michael Henderson

ARTS 4019 Art History Study Abroad

This course is designed to give students an intensive immersion into European Art History. Students will visit important collections of renaissance art. Further reading and writing assignments will be completed through Blackboard online modules. Instructor: Melissa Mednicov

To sign up or for more information please contact the Art office, Art Building F, Room 102,  or contact professor Michael Henderson at or Dr. Melissa Mednicov at

Department of Art Box 2089, Sam Houston State University Huntsville, TX 77341-2089 Phone: 936.294.4311