from 25 members of Michigan State University’s art faculty will be showcased at
the Faculty Biennial Exhibition, opening Friday, Sept. 10 at the Kresge Art
art will encompass everything from paintings and sculptures to comics and
electronic art. Michelle Word, a teaching specialist with the MSU Department of
Art and Art History, said the event would present an opportunity for faculty
members to share what they do with both students and the community.
allows us the opportunity to show how we as artists function within the
research structure of a Big Ten institution,” Word said.
museum has had a close relationship with the department of art and art history
since its founding in 1959, when faculty members first ran the museum as a
gallery. According to Word, the exhibition is part of the department’s efforts
to maintain that connection and involvement between them.
event is in conjunction with a larger series of research lectures hosted by the
department throughout the year, which will give art faculty members a chance to
present scholarly research to the public.
open at 7 p.m. The reception will feature speeches from art department chair Tom Bearding; Linda
Sanford, acting director of the Kresge Art Museum; and Kim Wilcox, MSU Provost.