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  • Undergrad Elise Armani featured in CLA's "Bright Lights"

    Elise Armani (BFA) featured as one of UMN's College of Liberal Arts "Bright Lights" for her work on the upcoming exhibition, Covered in Time and History: The Films of Ana Mendieta

    The College of Liberal Arts' "Bright Lights" presentation showcases a selection of the college's exceptional undergraduate students. The program, which was held on May 1, recognized award-winning students and their varied creative, academic, and applied experiences across the college, in the Twin Cities, and around the world.  

    Armani received an Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) grant, and has been actively involved in research on Ana Mendieta in preparation for the upcoming exhibition Covered in Time and History: The Films of Ana Mendieta, which will be on view in the Katherine E. Nash Gallery in fall 2015.  

    Elise Armani on life at UMN.

    For more, visit Elise's blog on Ana Mendieta.

  • Candice Methe Hess wins NCECA Award

    Candice Methe Hess wins First Place, NCECA Graduate Award for Excellence

    Congratulations to Candice Methe Hess (MFA '15), whose Rosehip Storage Jar won first place in the category of the NCECA Graduate Award for Excellence!

    Rosehip Storage Jar 

  • UMN Art Alums, Faculty, and Staff receive grants from State Arts Board

    2015 Minnesota State Arts Board Grant Recipients

    The Minnesota State Arts Board provides financial support to artists and organizations throughout the state to ensure that all Minnesotans have the opportunity to participate in the arts.

    Funding for Arts Board programs is provided by the Minnesota State Legislature, the National Endowment for the Arts, and private donors.

    Congratulations to all of the 2015 Minnesota State Arts Board Grantees, including University of Minnesota Art Alumni, Faculty and Staff:

    Eric Carroll
    Teri Fullerton
    Emma Cook
    Aaron Dysart
    Alan Gerlach
    Alison Hiltner
    Jonathan Kaiser
    Josie Lewis
    Anna Metcalfe
    Sonja Peterson
    Erica Rasmussen
    Laura Stack 
    Peter Thompson

    More on the Minnesota State Arts Board here.  

  • Diane Willow at Bell Museum

    Bell Social at the Bell Museum of Natural History features work by Diane Willow, Associate Professor, Experimental and Media Arts

    The Bell Museum of Natural History will host Bell Social: Curious Creatures After Dark, a special after-hours event celebrating art and science, featuring artwork from resident artist and Associate Professor in Experimental and Media Arts, Diane Willow, among other events and activities.  

    This event takes place Friday 5/8, at 7 at the Bell Museum of Natural History.  

    More info here.  

    Sneak Peek here!

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