When University of Notre Dame graduate student Chris Dant takes a picture, he expects to come away with more than just a photograph. The third-year MFA student wants you to relate to and learn more about whatever you’re looking at. Be it an old Naval armory, or a group of skateboarders in South Bend. Dant’s ability to find those connections earned him a recent commission from the South Bend Museum of Art to document Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects across the state. His project, titled “WPA in Indiana,” was featured at the museum throughout December and January and commemorates Indiana’s bicentennial in 2016.
Kevin Phaup, who is pursuing a master’s degree in industrial design, went to Nepal last summer to conduct research for his thesis project—designing stronger, safer, cost-effective temporary shelters for refugees and victims of natural disasters. While there, he worked with Hope for Nepal, an organization co-founded by Assistant Professor Ann-Marie Conrado, to construct temporary shelters, permanent homes, and schools after an April 2015 earthquake that killed more than 8,000 people and displaced more than 3 million.
The Department of Art, Art History & Design held its annual New Faces exhibition from December 3, 2015 – January 15, 2016 in the AAHD Department Gallery in O’Shaughnessy Hall.
Assistant Professor of Painting Jason Lahr had a busy 2015 with solo exhibitions in Atlanta, GA and Fort Worth, TX.
Third Year MFA Candidate in Painting Lucas Korte recently had his book Der Trepanomikönen published with Are Not Books.
The design program’s fall 2015 course, Collaborative Product Development partnered with industry sponsor SAP SE, the world’s foremost enterprise software company, to reinvent software interaction in the human resources enterprise space.
Sophia Bevacqua Collins has received an internship in the Education Department at the Dulwich Picture Gallery in London.
Collaboration between the University of Notre Dame’s Department of Art, Art History and Design, and Notre Dame’s Center for Social Concerns has resulted in a $40,000 Sappi Ideas That Matter grant for 2015.
This fall, fifty four students from all sections of beginning Drawing and Multilevel Figure Drawing had the opportunity to participate in a group installation and exhibition of site-specific drawings in the historic Commerce Center in downtown South Bend.