MSU Union Art Gallery Exhibit Shows ‘Survivors As Themselves’

A poem by Kimberly Ann Priest, Assistant Professor in the Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures, giving voice to the contradictory emotions and experiences arising from personal loss, is featured in the We Are Worth Everything: Survivors As Themselves exhibit now on display at the MSU Union Art Gallery. “It portrays grief as a fraught, but beautiful, journey of evolving relationships, psychical spaces, and…

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‘Situations’ Exhibit Is a Catalyst for Several Community Events

(PLEASE NOTE: In response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and in the interest of public safety, the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum closed on March 14 and has not determined a reopening date due to the rapidly changing nature of the situation, but will communicate updates as they become available. Also, the Claudia Rankine Signature Lecture scheduled for April 9 has been canceled, and…

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MSU Comics Forum Set for February 21-22

This year’s Michigan State University Comics Forum, scheduled for February 21 and 22, will feature two keynote speakers, an artist alley, academic panel discussions, comic art exhibition, and private tours of the world’s largest public collection of comic books.  The MSU Comics Forum, an annual event for scholars, creators, and fans of the comics medium, started in 2008, with Ryan Claytor,…

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Shattering Stereotypes of Iranian Women Through Art

As a visual artist, curator, and filmmaker, Parisa Ghaderi has always taken into consideration her identity as an Iranian woman and has expressed her identity through her work. “Every exhibition I have seen about Iranian women is always in black and white imagery and features people with hijab and chador with very extreme and radical perspectives. To me, it feels like these…

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Professor’s Work Appears in World’s Largest Electronic Art Exhibition

A recent research project by Adam Brown, Associate Professor in the Department of Art, Art History, and Design, received an honorable mention in the 2019 Prix Ars Electronica and this award-winning work, [Ir]reverent: Miracles on Demand, was featured in the largest exhibition of electronic art in the world, the Ars Electronica Festival in Linz, Austria. This is the third award Brown has received at Ars…

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Art Exhibit Upcycles Plastic Waste to Address Environmental Issues

An art installation by three MSU faculty members is helping bring awareness to the issues surrounding environmentally harmful plastics and our societal dependence on them. The exhibition, Care. Not Convenience, which bridges art, design, science, and community engagement to foster dialogue on the role of plastic in our lives, will open at SCENE (Metrospace) November 8 from 6 to 8 p.m. and will…

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Ph.D. Student Puts New Lens on Passport Photos

What do you want the world to know about you? Michigan State University Ph.D. student Vivek Vellanki asked 50 local immigrants of all ages and nationalities to answer this question. But he wasn’t collecting words. He gave them their own passport photo — simple, blown up to poster size. He also provided supplies they could use to change their images…

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Students Create Mural at Kresge Art Center

There is a new outdoor mural on MSU’s campus and it is breathing artistic life into the south side of Kresge Art Center, which faces the Red Cedar River. A reception will be held on Friday, September 13,  from 4 to 6 p.m. to officially unveil the mural. The public is invited.  The mural, which is titled Emergence, is the work of…

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Critical Race Studies Program Examines Race Through Art

Part of the Department of Art, Art History, and Design, the Critical Race Studies Residency program was established in 2017 thanks to a $750,000 gift from the Michigan State University Federal Credit Union (MSUFCU). The MSUFCU gift is being spread out over a five-year period (2018-2022) in annual installments of $150,000. The Critical Race Studies Residency brings different Artists-in-Residence to campus each year to enrich the…

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Professor’s Film Screened at Several Festivals Around the World

Associate Professor of English Swarnavel Eswaran has found national and international success for his work as both writer and director of the groundbreaking film, Kattumaram (Catamaran), which has been accepted into several film festivals across the country and around the world. This past week, the preeminent Frameline: San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival, which is the largest and oldest LGBTQ film festival…

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