Upcoming art exhibitions and events


“Audio/Optics: Tim Barnes & Letitia Quesenberry”
January 29–March 6, 2015
Reception: Thursday, Jan. 29, 5–6 p.m.
Visual Arts Center Gallery
A one-of-a-kind exhibition fusing sound and visuals. The show features sound artist Tim Barnes and visual artist Letitia Quesenberry. Barnes’s recordings, made during a recent visit to MSU, will be compiled into a single record and played in the gallery where Quesenberry’s visual work will be featured. Quesenberry’s paintings focus on perception and the mystifying nature of optical experiences.

Support and funding provided by: MSU College of Architecture, Art + Design, MSU Department of Art, and a Mississippi Arts Commission grant award.

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“Martin Arnold: Empathetic Resonance”
January 22 – February 27, 2015
Reception: February 19, 5-6 p.m.
Cullis Wade Depot Art Gallery
The focus of Arnold’s work is centered on the figure. Arnold explores our natural instinct of curiosity when confronted with figural representations, “…that fascination that we all harbor for our fellow humans.” Oftentimes unintentionally and other times intentionally the gestures and postures of the human body communicate inner thoughts and feelings. Our curiosity, through use of our gaze, seeks to interpret the meaning behind these poses. Arnold holds an MFA from the University of Mississippi and currently teaches at East Mississippi Community College.

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“Fashion A to Z: Selections from the MSU Historical Costume and Textiles Collection”
March 16–April 9, 2015
Reception: March 19, 5-6 p.m.
Cullis Wade Depot Art Gallery
An exploration of the vocabulary of one of the world’s most public forms of art – clothing. The diverse collection of costumes, accessories, and footwear from the MSU Historic Costume and Textiles Collection represents a range of historical periods and styles: Chanel and Balenciaga.

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“43rd MSU Student Juried Art Exhibition”
March 20–April 10, 2015
Reception: March 26, 5-6:30 p.m.
Department of Art Gallery in McComas Hall
Each spring over 70 pieces of MSU student artwork are on display during the annual juried exhibition. The work, selected by a panel of jurors, is a representation of fine art, photography and graphic design. Awards are given for first, second and third place for fine art and graphic design. Most of the pieces in the show are available for purchase.


Click here to see the list of past exhibitions.




Department of Art Gallery in McComas Hall
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Hours: Friday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and by appointment.

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Visual Arts Center Gallery

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Hours: Monday – Friday, 12 – 5 p.m.,
Sat. 1–4 p.m.


Colvard Student Union Art Gallery
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Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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Cullis Wade Depot Art Gallery
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Hours: Mon. – Fri. 9 a.m. – 5 p.m

For more information or to set up a guided tour, please contact: Lori Neuenfeldt, coordinator for the Visual Arts Center Gallery and Outreach Programs, at 662-325-2973 or lneuenfeldt@caad.msstate.edu.