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.