Gina Costa | October 29, 2014
The Snite Museum of Art is currently hosting the exhibition “ND Alumni: Sculptors and Professors,” which highlights the work of the graduates of Notre Dame’s Department of Art, Art History, and Design once they leave the university with a Master of Fine Arts degree.
In the world of advanced degrees, an MFA is concerned a terminus degree for artists and creative thinkers. With this degree, graduates expect to find teaching positions in art departments of colleges and universities across the country. Many choose to pursue a career supported by their studio activity but can also explore other areas of work.
Each of the 21 Notre Dame alumni selected for this invitational exhibition have graduated since 1988 and have held positions at higher education institutions as practicing artists. Their sculptural methods, materials and strategies vary greatly, but this variety showcases contemporary sculptural practices and some of the concepts that artists utilize to address themes and issues through three-dimensional forms.