2011/12 McKnight Visual Artist Fellowship Exhibition

Archived Event:
Friday, July 13, 2012 – Friday, August 17, 2012
Main Gallery

Christine Baeumler, Liz Miller, Elizabeth Simonson, Marcus Young

Reception: Friday, July 13, 6:30–8:30 p.m.

Artist Panel Discussion: Saturday, July 14, 4:00 p.m., moderated by Diane Mullin, Curator, Weisman Art Museum

The exhibition opens on Friday, July 13, with a reception from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. An online catalog with text by Mary Jane Jacob, professor of sculpture and executive director of exhibitions at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, will accompany the exhibition and will be available for download as a PDF or print-on-demand. The four McKnight fellows will discuss their work on Saturday, July 14, at 4:00 p.m., with moderator Diane Mullin, curator at the Weisman Art Museum. The exhibition will be on view through Friday, August 17, in the MCAD Gallery.

The fellowship year began in May of 2011 when a panel of national arts professionals selected these mid-career Minnesota artists as McKnight fellows out of 224 applicants. The jurors were Tumelo Mosaka, curator of contemporary art at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Colleen Sheehy, director of the Plains Art Museum in Fargo, North Dakota; and Kay WalkingStick, a New York City–based artist and professor emeritus at Cornell University.

Over the past year, the fellows have had the opportunity to participate in one-on-one professional development meetings and to meet with three visiting critics: Mary Jane Jacob, professor of sculpture and executive director of exhibitions at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago; Cathy Lebowitz, arts writer and senior editor at Art in America; and Tom Finkelpearl, executive director of the Queens Museum of Art.

Free and open to the public.