In lieu of a written thesis, graduate students in the UW-Madison Art Department plan and carry out an exhibition of their work in a local gallery space. During their second year of study, students typically stage an exhibition in order to complete a Master of Arts degree. Students continuing on to pursue a Master of Fine Arts degree stage another exhibition the following year, with the goal of developing and refining their work during the intervening time.
This collection documents thesis exhibitions of UW-Madison Art Department students, 2008-2011, in images. This collection also includes the digitized version of the MFA catalogs, which have been produced each year for the graduate students since 2010.
If you are interested in learning more about the UW-Madison Art Department and its programs, please visit their website.