In the spring of 2021, the Museum of Fine Arts will host an exhibition showcasing the creativity and research of the faculty of the College of Fine Arts. An advisory committee was formed in Fall 2019 with representatives from each department to envision this project. This exhibition is a departure from previous iterations of the faculty show and has been designed to be inclusive of all approaches to scholarship that the College of Fine Arts supports. The exhibition will have a submission process, a guest curator, and will run from January to March, 2021 in the Museum of Fine Arts.
The goals of this exhibition are to increase the community outreach and visibility of CFA faculty, allow students the opportunity to engage with faculty work, offer faculty space and support to develop works within an exhibition setting, and provide support for faculty led programming during the show.
Dr. Cheryl Finley, Associate Professor of Art History at Cornell University, will serve as guest curator of this exhibition. Dr. Finley is the Inaugural Director of the Atlanta University Center Collective for the Study of Art History and Curatorial Studies at Spelman College. She has extensive curatorial experience, including projects with the August Wilson Center in Pittsburgh, the Dak’Art Biennial of Contemporary African Art, and is the curator of the national touring exhibition Renderings: New Narratives and Reinterpretations which celebrates forty years of printmaking from the Brandywine Workshop. Her books include My Soul Has Grown Deep: Black Art from the American South (Yale University Press, 2018) and Committed to Memory: the Art of the Slave Ship Icon (Princeton University Press, 2018).
This application will serve as an introduction between you and Dr. Finley. Responding to these submissions, she will select a group of faculty members for further conversations that will take place over the spring and summer of 2020. She will make her final selections for inclusion in the exhibition in early Fall of 2020, and the show will be installed in early January of 2021.
All full-time faculty in the College of Fine Arts are encouraged to submit. It is due on March 13, 2020.
If you have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to reach out to an advisory committee representative.
Tenley Bick, Department of Art History
Jessica Ingram, Department of Art
Meredith Lynn, Museum of Fine Arts
Yelena McLane, Department of Interior Architecture and Design
Caleb Mitchell, School of Dance
Aaron Thomas, School of Theatre
Pat Villeneuve, Department of Art Education