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Celebrating Latinx Heritage Month at Mizzou

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  Material Traditions:  The Work of Fidencio Fifield-Perez Fidencio Fifield-Perez, Portrait Patrol 2 , 2019, acrylic and ink on hand cut, found maps. Courtesy of the artist.  In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month and in coordination with Latinx Heritage Month at the University of Missouri, the Missouri Student Unions is proud to announce its annual exhibition, Celebrating Latinx Heritage at Mizzou.  National Hispanic Heritage Month is observed annually from September 15th to October 15th. What began as Hispanic Heritage Week in 1968 expanded to National Hispanic Heritage Month under President Ronald Reagan in 1988. This month honors and celebrates the cultures, traditions, and heritages of all Latin American countries.  Celebrating Latinx Heritage at Mizzou recognizes MU faculty, alumni, visitors, and campus organizations who are a part of the Latinx community, including the work of MU Art Professor, Fidencio Fifield-Perez. Material Traditions: The Work of Fidencio Fifield

New Exhibition to Open in Student Center--June 21, 2021

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Campus Inspiration:  The University of Missouri's Fine Artists   Since its founding in 1821, Columbia, Missouri has served as home to numerous visual artists, but the city's visual arts community flourished after the founding of the University of Missouri in 1839. MU not only brought in educators and students, but new residents who also worked as artists. While these artists have played an integral role in fostering a vibrant visual arts community, Columbia has also informed their body of work. The works featured here highlight the beauty of MU's campus and its inspiration to locally and nationally recognized artists.  Brooke Bulovsky Cameron, A Country Drive in the City , 1983, photolithograph Brooke Bulovsky Cameron was born and raised in Madison, Wisconsin. Cameron earned her BA (1963) in art education from the University of Wisconsin and her MFA (1966) in printmaking from the University of Iowa. Cameron became a member of the University of Missouri's Art Department

New Curator of Missouri Student Unions, Public Arts Collection

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  Curator of Public Arts, 2021-22 Audrey Florey  Ph.D. Student, Visual Studies The Missouri Student Union's Curator of Public Arts has witnessed a transition this summer.  Kaitlin Grimes, 2021 Ph.D. in Art History & Archaeology and former Public Arts Curator of the Missouri Student Unions' Public Arts Collection, successfully defended her dissertation this Spring and will be leaving the Unions at the end of July. Audrey Florey, is the new Curator of Public Arts for the 2021-22 academic year.  Audrey is a Ph.D. student in the Art History program in the School of Visual Studies and works under the advisement of Dr. Kristin Schwain. She studies nineteenth- and twentieth-century American art, focusing on visual and material cultural, museum studies, and object-centered education. She received her M.A. in Art History & Archaeology in the Spring of 2020 at MU. Audrey's M.A. thesis, "Helen Torr: Navigating the Woman's Experience in American Modernism," contex