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…

Continue Reading Shattering Stereotypes of Iranian Women Through Art

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…

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

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…

Continue Reading Art Exhibit Upcycles Plastic Waste to Address Environmental Issues

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…

Continue Reading Ph.D. Student Puts New Lens on Passport Photos

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…

Continue Reading Students Create Mural at Kresge Art Center

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…

Continue Reading Critical Race Studies Program Examines Race Through Art

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…

Continue Reading Professor’s Film Screened at Several Festivals Around the World

Class Provides Civic Engagement and Real-Life Experience

Ellen Moll, an Academic Specialist in the Center of Integrated Studies in the Arts and Humanities (IAH), led almost 50 students from across the university this past semester in a course that provided civic engagement and gave students the opportunity to create materials for the MSU Planetarium. The specific course, Human Values in the Arts & Humanities (IAH 231A), had…

Continue Reading Class Provides Civic Engagement and Real-Life Experience

Fiction Filmmaking Capstone Class Premieres ‘Dead Ends’

Students in the capstone classes of the Fiction Filmmaking minor hosted the premiere of their year-long project, Dead Ends, on April 12 at Wells Hall. Led by Department of English Professor Jeff Wray and Department of Media and Information Professor Rola Nashef, this year’s capstone courses, FLM 435A and FLM435B (Creating Fiction Film I and II), offered 21 students the opportunity to participate in intensive planning, production, and…

Continue Reading Fiction Filmmaking Capstone Class Premieres ‘Dead Ends’

‘Walking For Ded’ to Premiere April 12

Walking For Ded, a film about an Albanian immigrant who has lived and worked in the United States for 17 years after being denied political asylum, will premiere on Friday, April 12. The film was produced by Scott Boehm, Assistant Professor of Spanish, and Peter Johnston, Academic Specialist in the Department of English. The filmis a meditation on the revival of the sanctuary…

Continue Reading ‘Walking For Ded’ to Premiere April 12