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First-year MFA Exhibition: Online opening and presentations

Friday, May 14, 2021 - 11:00am to 12:30pm

The Department of Art & Art History presents Make Yourself at Home, the annual first-year MFA exhibition featuring the works of Andrew Catanese, Tina Kashiwagi, Liz Maelane, Krystal Ramirez, and Oleg Savunov.

Installed in the Stanford Art Gallery, this exhibition will be available to view online at on Friday, May 14. Join us for the online opening and presentations on Friday, May 14 at 11 am PT. Please register in advance.

In Make Yourself at Home, the first physical exhibition by the Stanford Department of Art & Art History in over a year, the first-year MFA graduate cohort presents new work made during the continuing pandemic. It is, in a very real sense, a “coming together” for them. Separated by mandated distancing, geographic isolation, sometimes by continents and time zones, their interaction with each other during their first year was largely limited to seminar meetings and studio visits conducted online.During the pandemic, many spent time away from their on-campus studios, pursuing their research at home without access to the tools and facilities of the department. This demanded ingenuity and required thinking broadly about alternative possibilities for making work. Sometimes they delved deeply into themselves, their locales, their families, or worked with materials that were close at hand or in outdoor sites still accessible during the shutdown. Despite their isolation from each other, these artists may know more about each other than grads in previous years due to the intimate and revealing nature of the work they have pursued. —Paul DeMarinis, Curator

Visitor InformationThis event will take place online via Zoom. Please register in advance (your name and email address are required). After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing a link to join the Zoom meeting.The Department of Art and Art History's galleries are currently closed. Please follow Stanford Health Alerts for the latest information regarding university operations and policies. View our online exhibitions at

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