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Three student showcases to support this spring

Selena Quintanilla

The UA Museum of Art, in January. While it started as a gallery in the 1930’s, the UA Museum of Art now boasts over 5,000 pieces of art. 

The students of the University of Arizona School of Art have been working hard to sharpen their skills and grow as artists.

With only several weeks left in the semester, these artists are beginning to exhibit their work in a variety of galleries and showcases. You can check out these three upcoming student galleries this spring semester.

2020 Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition

According to UANews, the School of Art presents the Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition every spring to give undergraduate studio art and art and visual culture education students a chance to showcase their best works. 

Illustration, design, 2D studio art, 3D studio art, photography and extended media students have submitted six of their pieces, accompanied by an artist statement, for the exhibition. School of Art faculty members selected 80 of those students’ submissions to be displayed this spring.

The showcase opens on March 19 and runs until April 2. The exhibition will be held at the Joseph Gross Gallery at the UA Museum of Art, located on Speedway Boulevard and Olive Road.

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2020 Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition

While the undergraduate exhibition gives students the opportunity to have their work displayed, the Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition is a required portion of the final semester of students seeking a Masters of Fine Art degree, as stated by the School of Art.

Instead of developing a written thesis as other masters’ students might, fine arts master students in studio art present a fully developed body of work at the thesis exhibition, working closely with faculty members to develop these pieces, which are the culmination of their time and work in the program.

An opening reception for the exhibition will be hosted at the University of Arizona Museum of Art on April 16 from 5-7 p.m. The exhibition itself will be open from April 11 to May 17.

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2020 Undergraduate Research Prize in Art History

Undergraduate art history students are encouraged to participate in research for the Undergraduate Research in Art History contest. According to the School of Art, past participants have researched and written on sculpture and engraving, propaganda and photography and even maps and atlases.

The winning student will present their final paper and research findings at the School of Art in room 312 at 3:30 p.m. on April 24. Faculty, students and the public are welcome to attend both the presentation and the reception that the School of Art will be hosting afterwards. 

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