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Sept. 8 2010 12:00 AM

MSU hosts Faculty Biennial show


    Art
    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
    Museum.

    The
    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.


    “It
    allows us the opportunity to show how we as artists function within the
    research structure of a Big Ten institution,” Word said.


    The
    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.


    The
    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.


    Doors
    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.