Students Create Accessible Art for Broad Exhibit

A one-day interactive exhibit at the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, focusing on art accessibility across the visual ability spectrum, will feature creative work by MSU students in literature and art combined with renowned speakers in disability studies. The public is invited to attend and engage with these dynamic works of art. Titled Sense of Self: Accessible Art and Disability Studies, the…

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AAHD Class Creates Mural for Downtown East Lansing

A Department of Art, Art History, and Design class project is now on permanent display in downtown East Lansing. The Public Art: Understanding and Practice class, taught by Ben Duke, Associate Professor of Studio Art in the Department of Art, Art History, and Design, created an 8.6 x 15 mural over the summer as part of the city of East Lansing’s beautification…

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Art Alumnus Featured in Solo Show at (SCENE) Metrospace

The current exhibit at (SCENE) Metrospace features the eclectic, mixed media art of MSU alumnus Robert B. Park, who graduated from MSU twice, first in 1969 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and again in the early 70s with an art teaching certificate. Each of the more than 10 pieces in the exhibit, titled Quantum Entanglement, took Park about six months to…

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Spartans at ArtPrize 2017

Michigan State University Art, Art History, and Design students are gaining real-world experience and exposure at ArtPrize 2017, an international art competition in Grand Rapids, Michigan, that is open to any artist and any medium. For 19 days straight, ArtPrize entries are exhibited throughout downtown Grand Rapids in museums, restaurants, hotels, offices, public parks, and everywhere in between. This year, ArtPrize…

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Professor Publishes First Ever Video Book

https://vimeo.com/187055623 Assistant Professor Alexandra Hidalgo has created the first collection of interconnected video essays around one topic. Cámara Retórica: A Feminist Filmmaking Methodology for Rhetoric and Composition is the first video book to be published. “As far as I can tell, I’m the first person to publish a video book, but there are a lot of people creating video essays,” Hidalgo said. “Video essays…

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Student Films Featured at Traverse City Film Festival

Several Michigan State University student-produced films will be screened at this year’s Traverse City Film Festival (TCFF), which runs July 25-30. The films feature the work of MSU's College of Arts & Letters, College of Communication Arts and Sciences, and College of Music. The following is a list of all the MSU student-produced films and when they will be shown…

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Art Professor to Have Work Showcased Around the World

This summer, Xia Gao, Art, Art History, and Design Associate Professor is having her artwork showcased both nationally and internationally. Her recent projects are meant to interact with the sites and have nature as content and backdrop. “These designs are inspired by the sites and their natural environments and the themes that relate to public concern, such as water use and…

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Student-Created Independent Film to Premiere April 25

Students in the Fiction Filmmaking minor have been hard at work all year creating a short film that will premiere next week. The film, titled On the Way Up, tells a touching story of a woman who, after the attempted suicide of her boyfriend who has bipolar disorder, is forced to reevaluate not only her life, but their relationship. On the…

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Class Provides Hands-On Experience in Museum Curation

A new exhibit, curated by 25 students in the Museum Studies capstone course, is set to open Friday, April 21, at 6 p.m. in the Michigan State University Union Art Gallery. The exhibit, titled (Re)Dress: Outfitting Controversy, explores controversy and identity in clothing throughout the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. Students on the Installation Committee collaborate to assemble the exhibit. Taught by…

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ATD Presents Annual Fashion Show

The MSU Department of Art, Art History, and Design will present its 2017 annual Apparel and Textile Design Fashion Show on Friday, April 28, at 7 p.m. The juried fashion show is a culmination of creative explorations ranging from classical to avant-garde designs. The show is an opportunity for students to both be recognized for their work and to receive…

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