Howard Oransky, director of the Katherine E. Nash Gallery

Accolades Spring 2019

Congratulations to Howard Oransky, director of the Katherine E. Nash Gallery. Oransky's international exhibition "Coveted Time and History: The Films of Ana Mendieta" was featured twice in Artforum International Magazine's 2018 Year in Review, a coveted list in the field of visual arts.
David Chang

Accolades Fall 2018

Professor David A. Chang (History) has been chosen by the Modern Language Association of America to receive the MLA Prize for Studies in Native American Literatures, Cultures, and Languages for his book, The World and All the Things upon It: Native Hawaiian Geographies of Exploration.
A basketball being held by a hand in front of the Minneapolis Institute of Art

On Basketball and Art Museums

Stuart Deets, a PhD student in the Department of Art History, authors this story about the importance of representation in art. "We know that representation matters, that coming to a place of cultural authority and seeing someone that looks like me — or something that speaks to who I am — is key to inclusion and community."

CLA Celebrates Faculty Excellence

The College of Liberal Arts gathered as a community to honor the creative, scholarly, and instructional work of our outstanding and internationally renowned faculty at Faculty Excellence held on Tuesday, April 17 in the Best Buy Theater at Northrop Memorial Auditorium. This annual event is held to celebrate faculty retiring from the College of Liberal Arts.
Theatre arts and dance professor Lisa Channer

Developing Desirable Graduates

"When you work on a play with a group of people, you’re working on math ideas and spatial relationships. They might not recognize that.” Lisa Channer, associate professor of theatre arts and dance, knows the value of a liberal arts degree but worries that many students might not. By focusing on career readiness in her class assignments, she makes sure students can explain what they can do.