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FALL 2021

Design for Life 

November 10 – December 12, 2021 | Art Alley 

Design for Life is an exhibition of creative work demonstrating the role design plays in improving the quality of life, the human condition, and society. The design work and research of Stuckeman faculty and students is the focus of this exhibition. 

SPRING 2022 

True Likeness 

HUB Gallery & Art Alley

Portraits serve as expressions of identity, popular taste, social standing, and as documents of who, when, and where. Representing one’s self in the best light or seeing others in understandable terms are motives behind why we record images of each other, whether for rituals, documentation of events, art making, or as expressions of status. 

True Likeness present an exhibition of contemporary portraits from diverse makers in a variety of media including video, photography, painting, collage, installation, sculpture, printmaking, and drawing. Artists, some familiar, others more on the fringe of the art world, hail from all over the United States. Their own identities, and those presented through their works, provide a snapshot of who we are as a country. As the exhibition took shape over the last two years, as overt and coded hate speech became congruent with one of the most divisive elections of our time, it became apparent that highlighting and celebrating diversity was paramount.  

This exhibition premiered at the Van Every/Smith Galleries at Davidson Collection and was co-curated by Lia Newman and Tom Stanley. View Van Every/Smith Galleires True Likeness exhibition site.


Visual Arts Annual Graduate Research Exhibition 

March 18 – April 17, 2022 | HUB Gallery  

Featuring the work of the current Master of Fine Arts candidates, the Annual Graduate Research Exhibition includes several artists working in a wide variety of mediums. Candidates are challenged to effectively demonstrate the significance of their ideas and creative research to the general public. Individuals whose works and presentations are judged best will receive monetary awards.  

The Annual Graduate Research Exhibition celebrates research in all its aspects as an essential and exciting part of graduate education at Penn State. Established in 1986, the Graduate Exhibition places special emphasis on communicating research and creative endeavor to a general audience and offers an opportunity for professional development by challenging graduate students to present their work in clear, comprehensible terms to people outside their fields.