Six sculptures by University of Notre Dame professor Rev. Austin Collins, C.S.C., have been installed in roundabouts in South Bend as part of a pilot aimed at adding color and vibrancy to the city and sparking conversation around public art.
Braden Kimmel, an industrial design BFA student, interned this summer at Purposeful Design, an Indianapolis-based furniture company that trains and employs formerly homeless men. “There’s so much more experience you can gain from working with professionals in the field,” he said. Kimmel received funding through the Center for Career Development, which grants undergraduates up to $3,500 to cover living expenses during a qualified summer internship.
Design students Brittany Keane-Murphy ‘21, and Diane Park ‘21, spent seven weeks as industrial design interns for Topsun, one of the leading camping and outdoor leisure manufacturing companies in China.
Graduate students from Notre Dame's Department of Art, Art History & Design joined graduate students from the New York Academy of Art and Dublin's Royal Hibernian Academy last summer in a month-long art residency in Ireland.
The University of Notre Dame Alumni Association has launched ThinkND, an online learning community open to Notre Dame alumni, friends and the public, that seeks to inspire minds and spark conversations. ThinkND features free videos, podcasts, articles and courses delivered by Notre Dame faculty and experts and curated by the Alumni Association in one convenient location.
Teaching Scholar Troy Aiken has artwork on view for the Anew Exhibition at the Intersect Arts Center in St. Louis, Missouri. The show is open from Sept. 7 to Oct. 4, 2019. Aiken will also feature work in BLUE, a national juried exhibition at the Webster Arts Center in Webster Groves, Missouri. The opening reception is Tuesday, September 17, from 6 pm to 8 pm.
Nicole L. Woods will give a lecture, "Participatory Ecologies and the House of Dust: Alison Knowles's Expanded Publics," for the School of Art and Art History, University of Iowa on September 10, 2019.
In her application for the London Global Gateway, Rachel Mills’ described a daydream that she often had in South Bend. The fantasy scenario involved her exiting the tube station into Trafalgar Square, and walking the through crowds of buskers, commuters and tourists to reach her place of work: the National Gallery.
While a career at the National Gallery remains an ambition for Mills, her time in London brought her vision to life in more ways than she ever expected.
Steven Lemke, a past recipient of the Snider Family Endowment for Excellence in European Studies, has been awarded a 2019-2020 U.S. Fulbright Open Study/Research Fellowship to Slovakia to explore the relationship between communal architecture and identity. Lemke, a 2019 Master of Fine Arts graduate in the Department of Art, Art History, and Design at the University of Notre Dame, received critical support by the Nanovic Institute for European Studies, and its Catholic Universities Partnership, during the rigorous application process.
Joan Becker, a senior majoring in the Program of Liberal Studies, has traveled to Germany, Belgium, France, and Wales to explore real-world places important to the Arthurian legends. Now, Becker is funneling her experiences abroad and in her PLS classes into a unique senior thesis — a handmade and hand-bound book about King Arthur, in the style of the first books printed in the late medieval era.