2020 School of Art + Design Master of Fine Arts Exhibition


People in a white-walled art gallery viewing an installation of drawings on paper installed on the left wall and two works of video art on the front and right walls.
School of Art + Design Master of Fine Arts Exhibition, installation at Krannert Art Museum, featuring work by Liza Sylvestre, 2019.


On view
Apr 18, 2020 to Apr 30, 2020
Online exhibition

Due to the extraordinary circumstances of the present moment, the 2020 Master of Fine Arts Exhibition is being refashioned by the School of Art + Design. Graduating MFA candidates of all disciplines will present their work in a digital exhibition as the capstone experience of their graduate careers. Please check this page later in the semester for links to the digital exhibition.

This annual exhibition represents the culmination of artistic development for graduate students in the School of Art + Design at Illinois, which is committed to elevating and sustaining the arts as a distinct and necessary approach to human understanding.

gallery view of entry wall of Art Since 1948 with text and a row of paintings from the museum's modern and contemporary collection. Wall angles toward the viewer to guide their eye down the line of paintings to the next gallery beyond.
  1. Aug 29, 2019 to Dec 23, 2020
Illuminated inflatable sculpture inside the temple-like structure of the Kinkead Pavilion entrance of Krannert Art Museum. Sculpture by Nancy Davidson is conical with the point down, constructed of inflated orbs. A large braid cascades down the side.
  1. Jan 30, 2020 to Jan 23, 2021