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The School of Art and Design has provided a celebrated history of connecting the interface of art, science and technology. Undergraduate and graduate students engage in a rigorous program of study designed to encourage innovation and creativity.

Kelcy Chase Folsom Gallery Talk

Friday, November 3, 5:00pm

Alfred Ceramic Art Museum

Cost: free More

MFA Thesis Exhibitions

April 7 - May 4, 2018
Opening Receptions: 7-9 pm on April 7, April 14, April 21, April 28, and May 4

Candidates for MFA degrees in Ceramic Art, Sculpture, Glass and Electronic Integrated Arts are featured in a series of culminating exhibitions.

Thesis shows are open to the public Sunday 1-3pm, and on Monday and Tuesday 11-4pm.  The final thesis show in the Fosdick-Nelson will be open during Senior Shows, May 5, 4-7pm and following Commencement, May 12.

Alfred/Düsseldorf MFA in Painting

September 15 - October 19, 2017
Opening Reception: Friday, September 15, 7-9 pm

The School of Art and Design celebrates the launch of the new MFA Painting program with an exhibition featuring work by painting faculty: Jutta Haeckel, Heidi Hahn, Stephanie McMahon, Kevin Wixted and visiting professors, Peter Hristoff, Stefan Kürten and Driss Ouadahi.

Disco Dodgeball

September 22, 23, 25, 2017, 7pm - 9pm 

Robert C. Turner Gallery 

Cost: Free 

Sponsored by:  Robert C. Turner Gallery

Disco Dodgeball is a 3 day dodgeball tournament with prints for sale on the cat walk.

Gallery Talk

September 26, 2017, 12 noon

Fosdick-Nelson Gallery

Cost: free

Sponsored by: FNG, School of Art and Design


Errant Landscapes

November 3 - December 4, 2017
Opening Reception: Friday, November 3, 7-9 pm

Andrew Raftery, Alex Lukas, Corinne Teed, Christy Gast

Curated by Andrew Oesch

Four artists work in diverse ways with the visual lexicon around the genre of landscape. Using materials ranging from ceramics, print, painting, video, and textiles the artworks in this exhibition explore our human relationship to land and how we contruct a sense of place.


Visiting Artist: Keith Sanborn

"Disparates and The Disasters of War – Screening and Presentation by Media Artist, Keith Sanborn"

 Monday, October 23, 2017, 5:15pm

Holmes Auditorium, Harder Hall

Cost: Free

Sponsored by: Division of Expanded Media of the School of Art and Design



Eva Hild

Wednesday, September 27, 5:00m

Room C BMH 

Cost: free

Sponsored by: Alfred Ceramic Art Museum 

Eva Hild lives and works in the south-west of Sweden. With her organic sculptures she has established a position on the international art scene and is represented in important private and institutional collections world-wide. Her art has met with a profound fascination at the way in which she expresses body and space, strength and fragility, presence and absence.

Alfred Ceramic Art Museum Exhibitions

hereafter: Kelcy Chase Folsom; 2015 -2018
Robert Chapman Turner Teaching Fellow
Holding the Line: Ceramic Sculpture Stanley Rosen
Minyao: Art of the Everyday
a Selection of Chinese Folk Pottery

October 19, 2017 – January 1, 2018

Opening Reception: Thursday, October 19, 2017 6 – 9 pm

 Alfred Ceramic Art Museum

 Cost: free

 Sponsored by: Alfred Ceramic Art Museum

Three new exhibitions are opening simultaneously on October 19, 2017.

Holding the Line, ceramic sculptor Stanley Rosen’s (MFA Alfred ‘56) retrospective is revelatory. Rosen has long been a quiet visionary. His little known work from the late 1950’s, 1960’s and 70’s will astonish. 





Queering Space at Alfred University

February 2 - March 31, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, February 2, 7-9 pm

Curated by Loren Britton, Christie DeNizio, Sara Ferguson, Asad Pervaiz, Res and Erica Wessmann

This exhibition asks: what is a queer perspective and how does queerness meet form. Originating at Yale University Queering Space and the curatorial team migrate to Alfred to expand the dialogue.