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    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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  • “Unsinkable Stories,” an Exhibition by MSUM Art Faculty Lauren Kinney, Kelli Sinner and Patrick Vincent at the Nemeth Art Center, Reception Saturday, May 10

    “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 [...]

    Exhibition Reception today from 4 – 6 p.m.

    The Department of Art & Design invites the public to the reception for: “Malevolent Madames” a solo exhibition by Bertha Vásquez April 28 – May 16 Reception: Thursday, May 1st from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Roland Dille Center for Arts Gallery (CA 155). Bertha Vásquez was born in Chimbote, Peru. She obtained her [...]

    Public art history thesis presentations May 8

    May 8 at 5 p.m. in CA 165, two public art history thesis presentations will take place. The presentations are open to the public and will be followed by a small reception. The two speakers and their topics include: Gisselle Tipp on “The Blueprint of a Stripped Society: Reconstruction of Russian Culture through the Constructivist [...]

    Biannual Print and Ceramics Sale on April 28th and 29th

    The Works On Paper Guild and The Ceramics Guild are holding their Biannual Print and Ceramics Sale on April 28th and 29th. The sale will be open from 9 am to 4pm. The Sale will feature art work from MSUM students. It will be held in front of the MSUM Gallery (149 Lobby) in the [...]

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