BFA Graphic Design Exhibition Set for April 10-28

The work of 22 Graphic Design seniors will be displayed April 10-28 as part of the 2017 BFA Graphic Design Senior Exhibition for which each senior is given wall space in Kresge Art Center Galleries 101 and 114 to showcase their strongest work from their time at MSU. The annual exhibition is the culmination of four years of hard work…

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MFA Exhibition Features Work of Five Artists

The creative research of five Master of Fine Arts degree candidates will be on display March 17-April 1 at MSU’s Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum as part of the 2017 Department of Art, Art History, and Design MFA Thesis Exhibition.The MFA Exhibition will feature the work of Ladan Bahmani, Kristen Franyutti, Elyse Gambino, Jordan Smith, and Chelsea Young, which…

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Student Work Featured at Lansing Art Gallery

The Lansing Art Gallery recently opened the Michigan Collegiate Art Exhibition (MCAE), a first-ever exhibition to engage the next generation of creative entrepreneurs. The exhibit, which opened March 1, includes the work of nine students from MSU’s College of Arts & Letters. Each artist was chosen for their respective artwork and creative abilities, and their pieces will be on display through…

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MFA Candidate Explores Scientific Interests Through Art

As a graduate student in the Masters of Fine Arts program at Michigan State University, Kristen Franyutti explores her scientific interests in the form of sculptures and paintings. Her most recent projects act as her creative thesis and question the ethical issues associated with scientific advances. These works will be on display at the 2017 Master of Fine Arts Exhibition March 17-April…

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Critically Acclaimed Film Challenges Women Stereotypes

As part of her dissertation, Anne von Petersdorff, a fourth year doctoral student studying German Studies and Digital Humanities, spent two and a half months traveling with a friend from Egypt to Germany only allowing themselves to walk, sail, or take modes of transportation with wheels – no flights. From this experience, she produced a documentary that has already been…

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Memories of Michigan’s Great Flood Kept Alive

CAL Website Preserves Flood History In September 1986, Michigan experienced one of the worst natural disasters in the state’s history. For three days straight, persistent heavy rain and severe thunderstorms flooded the central lower area of the state, leaving 10 people dead, more than $505 million in total damages (about $1.1 billion by today’s standards), and 22 counties declared as…

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Graphic Design Students Design Panda Express Murals

1st place award winning mural by Malarie French and Will Mianecki Three Department of Art, Art History, and Design students have designed murals that are now on permanent display in the newest Panda Express restaurant, located on Grand River Ave. in East Lansing. Malarie French, Graphic Design and Packaging double major, and Will Mianecki, Graphic Design and Professional Writing double…

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Maria Novotny: Art as Advocacy

Maria Novotny is a fourth-year doctoral student in the College of Arts and Letters. A co-director of The ART of Infertility, she travels the world exhibiting stories of infertility. She fuses her academic research with community outreach by offering art and creative writing workshops to infertile individuals. In 2011, I received what most 25-year-old women don’t expect: an infertility diagnosis. I remember…

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Register Now for MSU Arts Weekend June 2020

Photographs from 127 students from 39 different countries are now on display in Gallery 101 of Kresge Art Center through Friday, December 9. The photos represent the skills learned and work completed as part of a five-course specialization, Photography Basics and Beyond: From Smartphone to DSLR, offered online by Michigan State University through Coursera, an online education provider that partners…

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Recent Alumna Completes Mural for MSU Program

A full-size mural for Michigan State University’s newly introduced Undergraduate Entrepreneurship and Innovation program is the work of recent Studio Art alumna Mia Serafini, who graduated in May 2016 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting and Graphic Design. Serafini was selected to paint the mural after being invited to submit a proposal, which included a sketch and a…

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