Press Releases

November 2004

Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition

On view December 2 through 19, 2004
Opening Reception: Friday, December 10, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Closed for Oral Reviews on Thursday, December 9

ALBANY, NY--- The University Art Museum is pleased to announce the opening of its most recent exhibition featuring the work of the University at Albany Fall 2004 Master of Fine Arts (MFA) candidates: Torrance E. Fish, Laura K. Kiefer, Ingrid Ludt, Nicholas Pella, and Jay Tiernan .

The artists featured in this exhibition have just completed the University at Albany Art Department 's three-year, 60 credit-hour program of intensive training and study in traditional and contemporary fine art practices. At the end of their MFA studies, candidates are required to exhibit a cohesive body of their work. This work forms the core of the MFA candidates' visual thesis and demonstrates the vigor and expertise with which these emerging artists explore their respective choice of mediums.

The University Art Museum provides MFA candidates with the opportunity to exhibit their work in a professional museum setting. At the same time the museum offers area viewers a unique opportunity to see how today's emerging artists are addressing contemporary issues in the visual arts. The Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition is an important milestone for these artists and marks their debut into the larger art world.

For further information or visual materials, please call (518) 442-4035 or visit our website at www. albany.edu/museum.
MUSEUM HOURS: Tuesday through Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. , Saturday and Sunday noon to 4 p.m.