End of semester events…

The 201-2011 academic year is quickly coming to a close, but we still have a few more art related events to share.  Be sure to join us as we celebrate the end of the semester with these exciting studio art and art history events.


The School of Art is proud to announce the lecture of Dr. Susan J. Baker on Thursday, April 28th from 6-7pm in Social Science 356.

Dr. Baker earned a Ph.D. in Art History from the University of Kansas in 1994 and currently teaches at the University of Houston-Downtown. An expert in early twentieth-century American painting,  she has written on the life and work of artist George Tooker and was curator of “Human in Form: Later Drawings of Paul Cadmus,” an exhibit of male nude drawings held at the UHD O’Kane Gallery in 2004. Dr. Baker is also the author of “Naked Boys, Desiring Women: Male Beauty in Modern Art and Photography”  Dr. Baker was the recipient of a 2009 National Endowment for the Humanities grant with which she wrote the  article, “A Duel with Fernando de Rojas: Picasso’s Celestina Prints”  in 2009.

Dr. Baker’s visit is made possible by a UM Visiting Scholar grant.   The lecture is free and open to the public.


Two of the School of Art’s graduate students will present their thesis works in the Gallery of Visual Arts from Thursday, April 28th until. May 13th.  Join us as we congratulate Lucy Capehart and Stephanie Johnsen on the completion of their MFA studies.  The opening reception will be held in the GVA from 5-7pm on Thursday, the 28th.

About Lucy:
Lucy Capehart
has been a photographer since 1986. Her large color studies of domestic interiors and the American cultural landscape have been widely exhibited, in solo exhibitions at the Portland Art Museum, mid-town Y Gallery in New York City, Blue Sky Gallery in Portland and the Missoula Art Museum. Her work is featured on book and cd covers and has been published in the New York Times (Sophisticated Traveler) Magazine, Oxford American, Architecture and the book Local Heroes Changing America.

About Stephanie:
Stephanie Johnsen was raised in the Rocky Mountains of northern Utah, the oldest of four children. She earned a BFA in Printmaking, and Painting & Drawing in 2006 at Utah State University. She is an MFA candidate in printmaking at The University of Montana. Stephanie has taught undergraduate courses in lithography, screen-printing, relief printmaking, drawing, and various workshops. Her prints have been shown both nationally and internationally. Nature, especially rivers, has been a significant influence in her life and work.


The Montana Museum of Art & Culture has two exhibitions on display.  Be sure to check out Sense and Sensation: Laurie Fendrich, Paintings and Drawings 1990 – 2010 as well as Barry Hood: Flow.  Both exhibitions run until May 21st. 


For a full listing of final exam schedules, click HERE.


The University of Montana’s 2011 Commencement will be held at 10am on May 14th in the Adams Center.  The School of Art’s Commencement Ceremony will begin at 2pm in the Montana Threatre (PAR-TV Bldg), but art students should be backstage by 1.45.  Please contact Ed Morrissey at 406.243.4181 with any questions. 

We hope you all had a wonderful, successful and art filled year!  Have a safe summer, and keep making art!