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  • School of Visual Arts
  • School of Visual Arts

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  • School of Visual Arts

    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.

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  • Art historian James Elkins presents a lecture on using your eyes Oct. 6

    Artist, critic and art historian James Elkins presents a lecture titled, “How to Use Your Eyes and How Some Animals Use Them” Monday, Oct. 6 at 6 p.m. in King Hall Auditorium on the MSUM campus. Elkins’ lecture is part of The School of Visual Arts colloquium lecture series. Elkins teaches in the Department of [...]

    Arnar organized panel and delivered paper at SHARP conference in Belgium

    Anna Sigrídur Arnar, School of Visual Art, organized a conference panel and delivered a paper for SHARP (Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing) held in Antwerp, Belgium, September 17-21. The title of the panel was “A Modern Secular Cult: Artists’ Books and Explorations of the Self, Nationhood, and Civic Rites.” Arnar delivered [...]

    Zhimin Guan, School of Visual Art, opens exhibit at U of M Crookston Sept. 24

    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 [...]

    Alumni exhibition reception this afternoon

    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 [...]

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  • Media Workshop 10/1/2014 8:15 AM to 4:30 PM

    8:15 AM to 4:30 PM - Comstock Memorial Union CMU Ballroom Section 200B

    Media Workshop 10/1/2014 8:15 AM to 4:30 PM

    8:15 AM to 4:30 PM - Comstock Memorial Union CMU Ballroom Section 200C

    School Groups 10/1/2014 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM

    8:30 AM to 2:30 PM - Regional Science Center SC 0108 Classroom

    School Groups 10/2/2014 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM

    8:30 AM to 2:30 PM - Regional Science Center SC 0108 Classroom

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