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How a passion for a French painter and a knowledge of violins prepared an art history major to work at Sotheby’s

Author: Teagan Dillon

Growing up in South Bend, Carly Murphy ’01 always admired Marc Chagall’s Le Grand Cirque when she saw it in the Snite Museum of Art at Notre Dame. This piece of art sparked a love of French culture in Murphy, who went on to major in French and art history in the College of Arts and Letters. Now vice president of global client development at Sotheby’s international art auction house, Murphy returned to campus last semester to speak to a gathering of students, reflecting on her Notre Dame education and offering advice on entering the art world. 

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Exhibition Opening: Jordan Kauffman

Author: Goshen College

Visiting Assistant Professional Specialist, Jordan Kauffman, will display his design work in the Music Center’s Hershberger Art Gallery from Jan. 28 through Sept. 17, 2018. A reception will be held on Sunday, Jan. 28, at 2 p.m. in the gallery, with an artist’s talk at 3:30 p.m.

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Young, black and gifted: On creating art in Detroit

Author: Waleed Johnson '15

To the average American, words like decay, crime, and despair are synonymous with Detroit, not words like art and creativity. However, our thriving art community is one of our best-kept secrets.  In recent years it has been getting more attention from those on the outside. “Authentic” is perhaps the best word to describe art here. It isn't a forced attempt to save the city; rather, art here is just a natural part of the ecosystem. It has always been present and has continued to blossom and manifest itself in different ways in response to the city's changes

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