2020 MFA Candidates Thesis Exhibition

Museum visitor viewing one fo the many sections that comprised the 2019 installation by Stephen Lemke, MFA Sculpture 2019.

Museum visitor viewing one fo the many sections that comprised the 2019 installation by Stephen Lemke, MFA Sculpture 2019.

West O'Shaughnessy Galleries April 17 – May 16, 2020

This annual exhibition is comprised of the culminating thesis projects created by the students graduating with an MFA degree from the University of Notre Dame Department of Art, Art History & Design.

It is typically provocative and demonstrates a broad awareness of the themes and processes of Contemporary art. Museum visitors are often challenged and always intrigued by the aspiring graduates' creations, which range from industrial and graphic design projects, videos, and complex multi-media installations, to more traditional art forms such as paintings, photographs, prints, ceramics, and sculpture.

This temporary exhibition is made possible with support from the Humana Foundation Endowment for American Art and the Museum Director awards a cash prize funded by the Walter R. Beardsley Endowment for Contemporary Art.