Department of Art represented at Folklife Festival

July 11th, 2012 Comments Off on Department of Art represented at Folklife Festival

The day he departed from the festival in D.C., Professor Critz Campbell rented a Kayak and paddled down the Potomac River to the Lincoln and Jefferson memorials. He said it was a neat experience and could just imagine a ship taking in the same views. “That helped me understand why the founding fathers wanted to build it there,” he said.

Art Professor Critz Campbell recently served as a volunteer delegate representing Mississippi State at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival on Washington, D.C.’s National Mall.

This year’s exhibit celebrated the 150th anniversary of the Morrill Act that established MSU as a land-grant institution.

Along with “Maggie the milk cow” and the EcoCAR, diverse artwork from MSU was displayed in the festival’s marketplace.

When not working the booths at the Mall, Campbell took time to take in the D.C. experience.

He enjoyed exploring the Smithsonian and said his favorite exhibit was Suprasensorial, at the Hirshhorn museum.

“It pertains to my own research, and it was a really dynamic show,” he said. “It’s work that I’ve never had the chance to see face to face before. I’ve known about it for many years; it’s nice to get a chance to see it.”


“Untitled” by Dan Flavin

“Blue Penetrable” by Jesus Rafael Soto

“Blue Penetrable” by Jesus Rafael Soto

(Photos taken by Critz Campbell)  For more photos from the festival, visit Mississippi State’s Facebook page.

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