Michigan Art Educator of the Year Began Career at MSU

Nathan Kukla, who graduated from Michigan State University with a BFA in Art Education and an M.A. in Teaching and Curriculum, recently was recognized at the national convention for the National Art Education Association as the Michigan Art Educator of the Year, an honor bestowed upon him by the Michigan Art Education Association in recognition of his outstanding 26-year career,…

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Student View: Celebrating Juneteenth Through Oil, Ink, and Memory

Morgan Renee Hill is a Master of Fine Arts candidate in the Department of Art, Art History, and Design at Michigan State University and the winner of the 2024 Juneteenth poster design contest. Their work, “Black Banner,” is prominently featured in this year’s MSU Juneteenth Commemorative Celebration, which will take place on Friday, June 14.

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Summer Circle Theatre Announces New Artistic Director and FREE Shows for 62nd Season

The Michigan State University Department of Theatre’s 2024 Summer Circle Theatre (SCT) is preparing for its 62nd season offering FREE outdoor performances for all ages. Shows run June 6-23 at the courtyard between the Auditorium Building and Kresge Art Center on MSU’s campus. This season, Summer Circle will open three productions as well as pre- and post-show performances including music, dance, improv, and clown acts.  

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Theatre Alum and 20-Year Artist for ‘The Simpsons’ Chosen as Commencement Speaker for the College

Few television shows have left as indelible a mark on popular culture as The Simpsons, which is the longest running animated series, longest running sitcom, and longest scripted primetime series in the history of American television.Behind the scenes of this critically acclaimed series is a team of talented writers, artists, and animators who bring Springfield's vibrant characters to life. Among…

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Graduate Student Honored for Bringing Hispanic Golden-Age Drama to MSU

Growing up in Honduras, Oscar Rodriguez Quiroz didn’t have much access to the theatre and it wasn’t until he was 17 that his love for acting began when he saw a performance at the Escuela Nacional de Arte Dramático (National School of Drama) in Honduras. He is now a seasoned actor who has performed in many plays and an MFA in Acting Candidate at Michigan State University who is preparing to graduate this spring.

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Afrofuturism & Quilting Exhibition: Exploring Connections Within Teaching, Learning, and Quilt Praxis

Stitch by stitch, quilt making has played an integral role in African American history. But the storytelling embedded in the quilts themselves is more than mere tradition. In the Afrofuturism & Quilts: Materializing Black Futures & Black Womxn’s Quilt Legacies Exhibition now on display through Friday, July 19, at the MSU Union Art Gallery, local and national quilt artists and quilt scholars explore embodied and theoretical connections between Afrofuturism and quilt making.

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FILMETRY Festival Will Celebrate ‘Poetics of Cinema’ APRIL 19

FILMETRY, a film festival that celebrates the union of film and poetry, will give extra emphasis to that union in this year’s festival, when poetry goes to the movies on the page and the screen. As part of the festival, which is free and open to all, 11 short new films adapted from poems informed by films will premiere on…

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Work of MFA Candidates on Display and Celebrated at MSU Broad Art Museum

The 2024 Master of Fine Arts Exhibition, which runs through Sunday, May 26, at Michigan State University's Broad Art Museum, is hosting a reception on Saturday, April 6, from 6 to 8 p.m. to celebrate the creative and scholarly research of MSU’s Department of Art, Art History, and Design MFA candidates whose work is featured in this year’s exhibition.

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MSU Theatre Presents ‘Spring Awakening,’ a Multimedia Rock Musical Production

Journey back to late 19th century Germany through a fusion of rock and roll, sexuality, and mortality as Michigan State University's Department of Theatre presents Spring Awakening on April 5-7 and April 10-14 at the Pasant Theatre in the Wharton Center for Performing Arts.  

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Professor Honored for Community-Engaged Creative Activity

For her outstanding work producing an equity-based art exhibition featuring more than 200 pieces of work from around the world, Nancy DeJoy, Associate Professor in the Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and Cultures at Michigan State University, is this year’s recipient of the Distinguished Partnership Award for Community-Engaged Creative Activity presented by MSU’s Office of University Outreach and Engagement.The exhibition, titled…

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