2015 marks the centennial of Webster University (formerly Webster College). Art was one of the original four areas of study offered at the Loretto College for Women in 1915. The original college had a School of Arts, also a Conservatory of Music, Departments of Expression, and Home Economics, a new major in art was introduced in 1946. In 1975, Webster University (then Webster College) increased the professional level of their visual arts degree options by establishing a Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) degree.
An invitational alumni exhibition titled 40@100 is being organized as part of the commemoration of these significant institutional milestones. The exhibition will take place September 25 - October 24, 2015. The friday evening opening corresponds with the university’s annual homecoming weekend. In addition to the exhibition itself, there will be a panel discussion earlier in the day.