The Master of Fine Arts Exhibition is the culmination of a three-year program in which artists explore their creative practice under the supervision of a faculty guidance committee. Extensive study in a medium or area of concentration, combined with coursework in the history of art and related fields, helps each artist situate their work within the broad field of contemporary art and design practices. The Department of Art, Art History, and Design celebrates the creative research of Hector Acuna, Rebecca Casement, Marcos Serafim, and Emily Somoskey as evidence of their achievement and continuing promise.
This year the annual Master of Fine Arts Prize was awarded to Marcos Serafim by guest juror Courtenay Finn, Chief Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland.
Engage with this year's MFA Exhibition online! Experience virtual walkthroughs of the works in the exhibition and interviews with the artists, or check out the digital exhibition PDF and the exhibition brochure below.
The 2020 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 Michigan State University, with curatorial oversight provided by Steven L. Bridges, Associate Curator. Support for this exhibition is provided by the Graduate School at MSU and the John and Susan Berding Family Endowment.