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
Main Level, West Gallery, Light Court, and Contemporary Gallery

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
Image of a small mannequin dressed in a beaded satin dress with ornately decorated gas mask, created by artist Naomi Bebo. In background is a grey wall with small objects and a yellow image of a graph overlaying an image of Bears Ears national monument.
  1. Oct 17, 2019 to Mar 21, 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
Black and white print with seven male figure in dark suits hanging over a balcony jeering and shouting. One whistles, one has his hands cupped to direct his shout, one waves his hat. Their faces have derisive expressions.
  1. Feb 12, 2020 to Mar 31, 2020
Response Wall