Congratulations, Dr. Cloud!

Heartiest congratulations to alumna Jasmine (Fry) Cloud (Art History) who let us know that she recently received her PhD in the History of Art from Temple University!  More information on Dr. Cloud's recent work available here and here, and notice of her dissertation defense here.  Congratulations, Dr. Cloud!

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Art Department alumna Lori Nix receives prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship

The Art Department is very pleased and proud to announce that alumna Lori Nix (Art History and Studio Art) just been named a 2014 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellow in the Creative Arts (Photography)!  

The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation was founded by US Senator Simon Guggenheim and his wife as a memorial to a son who died in 1922.  As the Foundation website states, "….[it] offers Fellowships to further the development of scholars and artists by assisting them to engage in research in any field of knowledge and creation in any of the arts, under the freest possible conditions and irrespective of race, color, or creed."  The Guggenheim Fellowships "are intended for men and women who have already demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts."

Fellows include future winners of the Fields Medal, the Nobel Prize, and writers who have gone on to become Poets Laureate and include among their ranks hundreds of prominent creative individuals.  

Those on campus in Kirksville will remember the recent exhibition of Nix's work in the University Art Gallery (Fall 2013) as well as Nix's great visit to and talk on campus during that exhibition.

To read more about and to see some of Ms. Nix's work, please visit her website.