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Minneapolis, MN—MCAD and the Minneapolis Institute of Arts (MIA) are pleased to present the fourth annual MCAD@MIA collaboration: “Aberration,” a vibrant window installation created by Jamie Owens ’13 and current student Claire Victoria. “Aberration” is on view at the MIA through June 15, 2014.

Seeking to enhance a previously underused area of the museum, Owens and Victoria created colorful, geometric compositions that are printed on cling film and applied directly onto all three levels of windows in the Target Wing elevator corridors.

The pixelated designs mirror the architecture and landscape of the MCAD campus and the Whittier neighborhood. When standing at a certain point, the viewer sees a graphic link to the architectural outlines beyond the windows. The installation gives the space energy and color as sunlight shines through the windows during different times of day and the changing seasons.

MCAD@MIA is an ongoing partnership between MCAD and the MIA. The goal of this juried collaboration is to encourage art students to create new and innovative work that responds to the architecture, space, and/or collections of the museum. MCAD students are given the unique opportunity to work with the MIA staff in the institutional setting of the museum and gain professional experience. MCAD@MIA promotes an educational collaboration beyond the conventional involvements of communities and museums.

Exhibition: March 20–June 15
Reception: Thursday, March 20, 6:00–8:00 p.m.
Where: Minneapolis Institute of Art, third floor atrium of Target wing
Who: Free and open to the public 

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