MFA|EDA Thesis Exhibition – Postponed to Fall 2020

In keeping with Duke University’s COVID-19 plan which includes instituting a series of social distancing practices to protect the health and continuity of the community, the public events, performances, and screenings for the MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts Spring Thesis Exhibition have been postponed to the Fall 2020 semester.

Updated information and schedule details will be posted here, and additionally at mfaeda.duke.edu and across MFA|EDA, Duke Arts, and exhibition venue social media platforms. We look forward to celebrating the Master of Fine Arts Experimental and Documentary Arts Class of 2020 with you in the Fall.

MFA|EDA 2020
THESIS EXHIBITION

Find the revised Fall exhibition details and artist information at mfaeda2020.org

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FATI ABUBAKAR
African in America

Rubenstein Arts Center – Gallery 235
On view March 30- April 11
Reception: April 1, 5:00-7:00pm
Ruby Closing Reception: April 11, 2:00-6:00pm

MICHAEL BETTS II
Revolutionary Teaching: An Experiment in Art and Learning
Rubenstein Arts Center – The Agora
On view March 16-April 11
Reception: March 20, 5:00-9:00pm
Interactive Live Documentary: March 20, 5:30pm
(Live Doc RSVPs available at mfaeda2020.0rg beginning March 11)
Ruby Fridays Artist Talk: April 10, 12:00-1:00pm
Ruby Closing Reception: April 11, 2:00-6:00pm

 

JING CAI
Xuefeng Temple
Full Frame Theater
Reception: March 27, 6:00pm
Premiere Screening: March 27, 7:30pm
Encore Screening at Ruby Closing Reception: April 11, 2:00-6:00pm

 

CICI CHENG
How to Build a Home
Power Plant Gallery
On view March 16-April 17
Reception: March 16, 5:00-8:00pm
Third Friday Durham: April 17, 5:00-8:00pm

 

LAUREN HENSCHEL
Fibers of Being

Duke Sculpture Studio
Reception and Exhibit: March 28, 8:00-10:00pm
*One Night Only*

 

CASSANDRA KLOS
By No Other Name

Cassilhaus
On view March 30-May 10
Reception: April 10, 7:00-9:00pm

 

ZAIRE MCPHEARSON
A Fall from Grace
NorthStar Church of the Arts
On view March 26-Apr 17
Reception and Program: March 26, 6:00-8:00pm
Artist Talk: March 29, 11:00am
Third Friday Durham: April 17, 5:00-8:00pm

ALEX MORELLI
A Good Bad Guy
Full Frame Theater
Premiere Screening: March 29, 4:00pm
Reception: March 29, 5:30pm
Encore Screening at Ruby Closing Reception: April 11, 2:00-6:00pm

 

MINH HOANG NGUYEN
Lullaby for the 49th Day
Fredric Jameson Gallery
On view March 30-April 10
Reception: April 8, 5:00-7:00pm

 

BISHOP ROMERO ORTEGA
Kill the Indian, Save the Man:
Stories from the Uniformed

Louise Jones Brown Gallery
On view March 16-March 31
Reception and Artist Talk: March 18, 6:00-8:00pm

 

ALANNA STYER
A Prairie, Not a Promise
Power Plant Gallery + Full Frame Theater
On view March 16-April 17
Reception: March 16, 5:00-8:00pm
Premiere Screening: March 16, 7:00pm
Encore Screening at Ruby Closing Reception: April 11, 2:00-6:00pm
Third Friday Durham: April 17, 5:00-8:00pm

ILIANA SUN
When We Say Vaquitas,
What Are We Talking About

Fredric Jameson Gallery
On view March 16-27
Reception: March 25, 5:00-7:00pm

 

WILL WARASILA
Quicker than Coal Ash
Rubenstein Arts Center – Gallery 235
On view March 16-27
Reception: March 20, 5:00-9:00pm
Panel Discussion: March 20, 7:30pm

 

MAO WEI
Manual City
Power Plant Gallery
On view March 16-April 17
Reception: March 16, 5:00-8:00pm
Third Friday Durham: April 17, 5:00-8:00pm

More info at mfaeda2020.org

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The MFA|EDA program is grateful to the following organizations for their support of the artists and exhibition:

Duke University Department of Art, Art History and Visual Studies, Center for Documentary Studies, Program in the Arts of the Moving Image, Office of the Vice Provost for the Arts at Duke University, Power Plant Gallery, Fredric Jameson Gallery, the Kenan Institute for Ethics, NorthStar Church of the Arts, Campus Center Arts, Cassilhaus, Duke Sculpture Studio, and Rubenstein Arts Center.