Published: March 20, 2017

MFA exhibition features work of five MSU artists

Contact(s): Kimberly Popiolek College of Arts and Letters office: (517) 432-1561

The research of five Michigan State University 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.

For these emerging professional artists, the exhibition marks the culmination of a three-year degree program that emphasizes extensive creative exploration. The exhibit also provides an opportunity for the students to share their artistic accomplishments with the public.

The closing event, scheduled for April 1, will include an awards program, where the winner of the Selma and Stanley Hollander Fellowship for Graduate Study will be announced. Guest juror Janet Dees, curator at the Mary & Leigh Block Museum of Art at Northwestern University, also will present her choice for the annual John and Susan Berding Family Foundation endowed Master of Fine Arts Prize.

The MFA Thesis Exhibition is organized by MSU’s Department of Art, Art History and Design and the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at MSU. The exhibition is supported by the Graduate School at MSU and the John and Susan Berding Family Endowment.