Special Comments from the Director of the School of Art + Design
The School of Art + Design celebrates the creative accomplishments of the class of 2021.
Our graduating seniors have successfully navigated their way through the various curricula in our school, exploring visual literacy, design thinking, critical inquiry, and material problem solving.
The works in this exhibition display a broad range of practices by artists, designers, educators and historians, showcasing both new and established technologies in material and virtual realms.
This exhibition demonstrates the school’s commitment to excellence and innovation in the practice, study, and teaching of the arts, and confirms the advantages of professional studio programs taught in conjunction with the interdisciplinary resources of a top-tier research university.
The students, faculty, and staff in the School of Art + Design are committed to elevating and sustaining the arts as a distinct and necessary approach to understanding, as well as a vibrant expression of diverse human experiences.
We celebrate our 2021 graduates and the development of their intellectual and artistic goals as they embark on their careers in the arts. We believe they are ready and able to make significant contributions in broad areas of culture, scholarship, and professional practice.
Alan T. Mette
Professor and Director
School of Art + Design