“Replicate and sublimate,” graphite and watercolor on paper, by Tracy Hayes ’21
Enterprising graduates of our MFA in Visual Arts program found a dynamic solution to display their thesis projects amid the pandemic and the temporary closure of Lesley’s campus galleries.
Desiring the physical experience of a thesis show, the 22 artists that graduated in June 2020 and January 2021 partnered with the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA) in North Adams, Mass. to host a unique, one-day exhibition.
“An Unpredictable Time & Place” will be on view in the MASS MoCA Building 6 Event Space and Mezzanine for one day, on Friday, July 2, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., with a socially distanced reception toast at 7 p.m.
“The graduating classes of June ’20 and January ’21 truly demonstrated their professionalism, adaptability, and excellence in the unprecedented context of the pandemic,” says MFA in Visual Arts Director Ben Sloat. “I’m extremely proud of their efforts and collaborative spirit, working together to curate, design, and share tasks in putting this ambitious exhibition together at a venue as prestigious as Mass MoCA, the largest contemporary art museum in the country.”