The School of Visual Arts teaches students the basic principles of art, instructs students in the use of materials, encourages the investigation of the creative processes, and provides a framework for understanding the field of art in the historic and contemporary context. This knowledge forms the basic visual and conceptual vocabulary that is used to explore one's personal expression.Faculty members have diverse educational and professional backgrounds with academic degrees from major universities in the United States, and abroad. Almost all full-time faculty members have a terminal degree in their area of expertise (MFA; PhD). The diverse backgrounds of the faculty members, and their diverse approaches to teaching and creative production, combined with high standards in professional practice, create an atmosphere of excitement and challenge in the department. The Roland Dille Center for the Arts provides a unique artistic forum –including a variety of studio spaces and an exhibition gallery – that encourages personal exploration, creative expression and a strong artistic community. Art majors are prepared to perform competently whether they go on to professional practice, teaching, or post-graduate study.
A solo exhibit of paintings by Zhimin Guan, School of Visual Art, opens Sept. 24 and runs until Oct. 2 at the University of Minnesota Crookston campus. The show is organized by the Confucius Institute at University of Minnesota. The exhibit is titled “Mountain Spirits & Water Images.” Zhimin Guan will also conduct a Chinese [...]
Thursday, September 4 | 4–6 p.m. | Center for the Arts 155 The School of Visual Arts invites the public to the reception for the MSUM Alumni Exhibition: New Works on Thursday, September 4 from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Roland Dille Center for Arts Gallery (CA 155). The exhibition features works by local [...]
Interested in learning how to draw? Good news! Non-majors are now able to sign up for basic drawing. The course that is available for non-art majors is: Course: ART 101 (000049) – Basic Drawing 1 When: Tuesdays & Thursdays Times: 11:00AM-1:50PM Instructor: Sherry Short If you have any question about the course or registration, please [...]
“Unsinkable Stories” features new works by Gallery Director Lauren Kinney, Ceramics Professor Kelli Sinner, and Printmaking Professor Patrick Vincent. In this collection of work the artists tell stories through paper, print, ceramic and book forms. In her series Clouds & Consequences Kelli Sinner creates subtle layered narratives by combining handmade paper and ceramic forms. Patrick [...]
8:30 AM to 2:30 PM - Regional Science Center SC 0108 Classroom
Catherine Wack, Drawing and Art History Emphasis