40 Years of MFA Studios



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40 Years of MFA Studios:  A Nooks and Crannies Retrospective

The Art Department—once housed entirely within the Education and Humanities buildings—has spent 40 years struggling to house MFA students in a plethora of buildings across campus: the good, the bad, and the ugly. Aspiring artists have used condemnable houses and storefronts, former engineering labs, a State Street attic and basement, a poultry research lab, abandoned physics offices and a campus photo lab as places to think, research, plan and create. No more.  

At the end of the 2008-09 school year, all MFA students and faculty will have a humanities studio or one of the new state-of-the-art studios in the renovated Art Lofts building next to the Kohl Center. This website will remain as a repository of information, images and memories of all the old studios from those whose creativity was limitless whatever studio space was theirs over the years.

Image of the History of Art MFA studios

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