The Bakken Museum inspires a passion for innovation by exploring the potential for science, technology, and the humanities to make the world a better place.
The diverse works in this exhibition are from the artists in this semester's Fine Arts Studio course, Working with the Collection, at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.
Working with the Collection is an interdisciplinary studio course that concentrates on the holdings of an individual museum and the artist’s response to it through the realization of individual studio work culminating in an exhibition. Participants from the Fine Arts Studio include Print, Paper, Book; Drawing & Painting; Photography; and Sculpture majors.
This year course participants worked with The Bakken's curators to understand the intent and handling of the public, research, and library collections, while having the opportunity to access the collections rare artifacts and library holdings. This access influenced their individual work, allowing them to respond to the museum’s collections and the public exhibition.
Nicholas Carroll • Grant DeMesquita
Kara Gregory • Katherine Hill • Laura Kinser
Meagan Moffitt-Finnegan • Taylor Mund
Keniesha Pouncy • Cassandra Rebman
Ellen Strub • Jamie Thomas
Founded in 1886, MCAD was one of the first colleges to offer the BFA degree. The college has earned the highest accreditation possible and has the highest four-year graduation rate of all Midwestern visual arts colleges. The college was named a “Best Midwestern College” for six consecutive years by the Princeton Review and selected by I.D. magazine as one of the nation’s top colleges for design education. The campus is located just south of downtown Minneapolis and is composed of eight buildings and three acres of lawn and gardens. The college facilities contain the latest technology, with multiple studios and labs open 24 hours a day.