The 2016 Master of Fine Arts Exhibition marks the culmination of a three-year degree program that emphasizes extensive creative exploration under the supervision of a faculty guidance committee. Focused study in an area of concentration, as well as course work in art history and related fields, helps artists situate their work within the larger discourse that characterizes the practice of art and design today. The creative research of Rachel Allen, Samuel Bennett, Rebekah Blesing, David Johnson, C. Harold Perkins, Bruce Stepan, Adam Taylor, and Joe Wilkinson, stands as evidence of their achievements and promise.

This year the annual Master of Fine Arts Prize will be awarded to an outstanding candidate by guest juror Lynne Warren, Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago.

The 2016 Master of Fine Arts Exhibition is organized by the MSU Department of Art, Art History, and Design and the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at MSU, and curated by Steven L. Bridges, Assistant Curator. Support for this exhibition is provided by The Graduate School at MSU, the John and Susan Berding Family Endowment, and the Broad MSU’s general exhibitions fund.