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  • The MSUM School of Art will teach you the basic principles of art, instruct you in the use of a wide variety of materials, encourage the investigation of the creative processes, and provide 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 your personal expression.

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    March 12-April12, 2018: Student BFA Exhibition #1
    April 16-May 11, 2018: Student BFA Exhibition #2
  • School of Art News
    • Gallery exhibit features odd, interesting collections
      Opening reception: Thursday, Aug. 30 | 4 to 7 p.m. | Art Gallery An unusual exhibit titled “The Kitchen Sink” opens […]
    • Arnar serves as guest professor at summer institute
      Anna Sigrídur Arnar, School of Art, recently served as a guest professor at a summer institute sponsored by the National […]
    • Bachmeier awarded second overall best of show at fine arts show
      Brad Bachmeier was awarded Second Overall Best of Show – NWC Award at the 59th Annual Naperville/Chicago Fine Arts Show, […]
    • Bearing Witness: The Art of the Photojournalist
      MSUM gallery exhibit features Forum photojournalists The work of three local photographers who gained reputations for outstanding news photography are […]
    • Bachmeier receives Award of Excellence at College Hills Art Festival
      Brad Bachmeier received an Award of Excellence at College Hills Art Festival in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Bachmeier was one of […]
    • Bachmeier Selected for Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument Artist in Residence
      After a national jury process, MSUM Professor of Art Education, Brad Bachmeier was one of only two artists selected for […]
    • Brad Bachmeier, Dayna Del Val present at ND Tourism Conference
      Brad Bachmeier and Dayna Del Val recently presented at the ND Tourism Conference. Their breakout session was entitled ” The […]
    • Sinner to teach paper pulp dipping workshop
      Wednesday, April 25 | 6-8 p.m. | Make Room Professor Kelli Sinner is teaching a paper pulp dipping workshop on […]
    • Arnar keynote speaker at Tri-College Libraries Staff Workshop
      Anna Sigrídur Arnar, School of Art, was the keynote speaker at the Tri-College Libraries Staff Workshop hosted by Concordia College […]
    • Guan leads high school painting workshops
      Zhimin Guan, Art, led painting workshops at four high schools in Minneapolis in March. Guan shared a painting slide show […]
    • BFA Senior Exhibition #2
      The School of Art BFA Senior Exhibition #2 runs through May 11 in the Art Gallery in the Roland Dille […]
    • Art Drop
      Wednesday, April 11 | 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. It’s Spring – Time for the Art Drop! Student and Faculty […]
    • Short selected as Isle Royale National Park artist-in-residence
      Sherry Lee Short, professor of Drawing and Illustration in the School of Art, has been selected as a 2018 artist-in-residence […]
    • VanderMuelen, Marotzke accepted to Certificate in Professional Portfolio Development program
      Congratulations to students Megan VanderMuelen and Katelyn Marotzke, who have been accepted into the School of Art’s Certificate in Professional […]
    • Sinner’s solo exhibition ‘Critical Mass’ on display at Make Room
      Professor Kelli Sinner’s solo exhibition “Critical Mass” is on display at Make Room from April 5-April 28, 2018. The exhibition […]
    • Sinner selected for Penn State University ceramics art exhibition
      Professor Kelli Sinner was selected as one of 50 artists chosen to represent Penn State University in a ceramics art […]
    • Arnar organizes scholarly panel at College of Art Association in Los Angeles
      Anna Sigrídur Arnar, School of Art, recently organized a scholarly panel at the College Art Association in Los Angeles titled […]
    • BFA Senior Exhibition #1
      The School of Art opened its BFA Senior Exhibition #1 Monday, March 12, in the MSUM Art Gallery. The exhibit […]
    • Blink: A Contemporary Drawing Concepts and Methods student pop-up show
      Tuesday, March 13 | 12-1 p.m. | CA 168 Wednesday, March 14 | 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. | CA […]
    • Songs of Resistance & Civil Rights
      African American Civil Rights Spirit in Song A new exhibit featuring songs from African American culture opened last week in […]
  • Benefits of an MSUM School of Art Degree
    MSUM School of Art faculty have years of experience teaching and creating various forms of art. They're passionate about what they do and eager to share their knowledge with you.
    Embrace diversity, challenges, opportunities, unique experiences while continuing to produce incredible results. Join student organizations, show your work in MSUM's gallery, and more.
    MSUM's Roland Dille Center for the Art houses a regionally-renowned gallery which exhibits art created by regional and national artists, as well as university faculty and students.
    The MSUM School of Art is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). It is one of seven NASAD-accredited institutions in Minnesota.
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