MSU Professor Creates Body of Work to be Exhibited Throughout South Africa

For seven months in 2019, Peter Glendinning, Professor in Michigan State University’s Department of Art, Art History, and Design, traveled throughout South Africa to each of its nine provinces where he created a body of work inspired by the words of Nelson Mandela in collaboration with 48 South African university students and portrait subjects. That body of work, titled Attached to the Soil,…

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Eight-Year Study on the Sound of Religion Culminates in Interactive Auditory Exhibit

Religion and sound are tied together in evocative ways. Church bells. Public proselytizing. Calls to prayer. Tantric chanting. What does religion sound like, and how can we learn new truths about the diversity of religion in the United States when we listen? Amy DeRogatis, Professor of Religion and American Culture and Chair of the Department of Religious Studies at Michigan State…

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MSU Students, Faculty, and Alumni Complete Latest Installment of East Lansing Mural

Underneath East Lansing’s Division Street Parking Garage, students, faculty, and alumni of MSU’s Department of Art, Art History, and Design (AAHD) worked together to paint the third installment of the “Life is a Groovy Opportunity” mural with a goal of finishing in time for the 2022 East Lansing Art Festival.  Completed on May 21, the first day of the festival, the latest installment of the mural is…

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Exhibit Celebrates 50 Years of MSU’s Summer Art Program in Leland

The Michigan State University Summer Art Program, which ran for 50 years from 1939 to 1989 in Leland, Michigan, is being celebrated with an exhibit, titled A Summer Romance: MSU Finds Leland, that includes the artwork of 45 former students and faculty members who participated in the program as well as more recent works from program alumni who continued their…

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Work by Critical Race Studies Artists-in-Residence on Display at MSU Union Art Gallery

The work of Dr. Elka M. Stevens, 2021-2022 Artist-in-Residence: Critical Race Studies, is now on display through Friday, June 10, at the MSU Union Art Gallery. Through this exhibit, titled 38.8%: Visualizing Racial Identity in Search of Selfhood and Others, Stevens interrogates ideas of race, ethnicity, nationality, genetics, and their role in identity. Although many aspects of identity are unalterable…

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AAHD Undergraduate Juried Exhibition Returns After Two-Year Hiatus

Michigan State University’s Undergraduate Juried Exhibition is back after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The exhibition, which runs through Sunday, May 1, at (SCENE) Metrospace (110 Charles St. in East Lansing), features student work completed as part of Department of Art, Art History, and Design (AAHD) courses. 2022 Undergraduate Exhibition All Michigan State University undergraduate students, regardless…

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MFA Exhibition Showcases Artwork of 2022 Graduating Class

The 2022 Master of Fine Arts Exhibition, which runs through May 15 at Michigan State University's Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, is the culmination of a three-year program in which artists explore their creative practice under the supervision of a faculty guidance committee. The exhibition serves as evidence of their achievements and continuing artistic and scholarly promise with each…

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Exhibit Explores MSU’s Archaeological Excavations in Greece

The current exhibit at the MSU Union Art Gallery captures the excitement and visual appeal of archaeological research while exploring “The Art of Archaeology.” The 27 black and white images that make up the exhibit were all taken at the MSU Excavations at Isthmia in Greece by Daniel Trego, Educational Media Design Specialist in MSU’s College of Arts & Letters. …

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CREATE! Micro-Grant Supports Film Creation

Julia Isoniemi, a sophomore double majoring in Theatre and Film Studies, and Ben Barber, a sophomore Theatre major, received a CREATE! Micro-Grant to produce a short film addressing mental health, loss, grief, and life transitions during the COVID-19 pandemic. The film, entitled Acceptance: Our Pandemic Story, covers the story of a student, Lime, who is going to therapy to process…

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CREATE! Micro-Grant Program Launches 2021 Student Exhibition

The 2021 CREATE! Micro-Grant Student Exhibition launches today, December 10. This online exhibit showcases the 12 student projects that were completed based on the winning proposals that earned each project $500 in micro-grant funding.  The CREATE! Micro-Grant Program encourages students to respond critically and imaginatively to events occurring during the COVID-19 pandemic and to creatively explore the issues of their generation. This…

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