2021 MFA Candidates Thesis Exhibition

West O'Shaughnessy Galleries April 10 – May 22, 2021

This annual exhibition is comprised of the culminating thesis projects created by the students graduating from the three-year masters in fine arts degree program of the University of Notre Dame Department of Art, Art History & Design.

Their artworks are typically provocative and demonstrate a broad awareness of current art themes, styles, and processes. Museum visitors are often challenged and intrigued by the aspiring graduates' creations. They usually 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 sculptures. 

The reception normally includes the announcement of various departmental awards and a cash prize to a MFA 2021 degree candidate selected by the Museum Director and funded by the Walter R. Beardsley Endowment for Contemporary Art.

This temporary exhibition is made possible with support from the Humana Foundation Endowment for American Art.