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Julia Morgan Exhibition

Jan 12, 2022

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Exhibition and Reception Spotlights Pioneering California Architect Julia Morgan

“Julia Morgan, Architect: Challenging Convention” will open at Cal Poly’s University Art Gallery in the Dexter Building (34), Room 171 on Saturday, January 15, and remain open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. through February 11, 2022. An interactive virtual tour mirrors the exhibition online and will also be open through April 30.

Those interested are invited to a lecture preceding the opening, which will be given by Dr. Karen McNeill, an expert on Morgan and her work, via Zoom on Friday, January 14, from 5 to 6 p.m. (Zoom ID: 838 0432 1753). The campus community is also invited to a closing reception of the exhibit on Friday, Feb. 4, from 5 to 7 p.m.

Morgan was the first woman to be accepted to and graduate from the prestigious architecture program at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris. In 1904, she became California’s first female licensed architect and continued to break gender barriers throughout her career. As one of America’s most prolific architects, she designed more than 700 buildings, including Hearst Castle. She was the initial woman to receive the American Institute of Architects Gold Medal, the profession’s highest honor, bestowed posthumously in 2014.

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Lana Z Caplan at Everson Museum

Jan 10, 2022

Lana Z Caplan Installation view Everson Museum

No Emoji for Ennui:
Lana Z Caplan, Ross Meckfessel, Alison Nguyen, Matt Whitman
January 27 – March 26, 2022
Everson Museum
401 Harrison Street, Syracuse, NY
Light Work’s Urban Video Project presents No Emoji for Ennui, a group exhibition featuring the work of filmmakers Lana Z Caplan, Ross Meckfessel, Alison Nguyen, and Matt Whitman. The installation will be on view from January 27 thru March 26, 2022, at UVP’s outdoor projection site on the north facade of the Everson Museum of Art, Thursday through Saturday, from dusk until 11 p.m.
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June Edmonds Exhibition

Nov 12, 2021

June Edmonds Exhibition Poster
The Department of Art and Design and the Cal Poly University Art Gallery are thrilled to welcome June Edmonds to campus. 

June Edmonds is an American painter, teacher, and public artist. Edmonds’ work is notable for its colorful, layered surfaces that draw on meditative practices to explore the relationships between color, repetition, spiritual contemplation, the power of archetypical systems, and interpersonal connection. She is an active and prominent contributor to the Los Angeles area art scene, and is a member of both the Artist’s Alliance of Southern California and the Women’s Caucus for Art. 

Opening Reception on Wednesday November 17th in the Gallery at 5:30pm followed by an artist talk at 6:00pm, also in the gallery. Gallery closes at 7pm.

For more information please visit the University Art Gallery website.

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Recent Publications by Professor Enrica Lovaglio Costello

Oct 2, 2021

Professor Enrica Lovaglio Costello recently published several articles in peer-reviewed journals.

2021 Graphic Design Senior Showcase

Jun 9, 2021

The Graphic Design Senior Showcase website features the work of our graduating seniors, who faced the unimaginable challenge of finishing their degrees during a global pandemic.

Congratulations Class of 2021

Department of Art and Design Spring Commencement 2021

Jun 4, 2021

2021 Graduation Celebration

About the Event

The Department of Art and Design warmly invites students, friends, and families to an online Zoom graduation celebration for our graduating seniors on Friday, June 11th, at 2:30 PM.

The ceremony will include a welcome from the Department Chair, awards, the reading of the names of graduating seniors, and the turning of the tassel tradition. We look forward to seeing you on zoom as we celebrate this momentous accomplishment.

Congratulations Class of 2021!

2021 BFA Virtual Exhibition: Strength In Vulnerability

May 28, 2021

View the work of our impressive class of 202​​​1

This event is free & open to the public. No Registration Required.

About the Event

The BFA exhibition consists of work from eight individuals, who have navigated through an entirely virtual school year. Due to recent events, this has led to both growth and struggle in their personal and artistic lives, which is evident in this body of work.

Identity Collage Digital Workshop

May 20, 2021

Join us for the Identity Collage Digital Workshop!

Monday, May 24th & Wednesday, May 26th from 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM.

This event is free & open to the public. No Registration Required.

Click here to join the event now!
Meeting ID: 212 156 6364



Mar 9, 2021

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Thursday, March 11, 2021, 5:30 PM (PST) - FREE

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Shortcuts: Cal Poly Student Shorts Premiere at SLO International Film Festival

Mar 2, 2021

Shortcuts: Short Films by Cal Poly Students at SLO International Film Festival

Please join us for a special limited outdoor screening of the films at the SLO Brew Rock! If you cannot make the event in-person you can access the films virtually from March 9th-14th!

Outdoor Screening March 11, 2021, 6:30pm at SLO Brew Rock

Virtual Screenings available March 9 -14, 2021

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