Is Art dying at MSU?

An art festival held this fall in Grand Rapids that lasted September 23 thru October 10 was successful and provided a temporary boost to local businesses.  The ArtPrize had 1,262 entries including paintings, sculptures and other forms of art.  The organizers of the ArtPrize said that they will hold another contest next year, possibly making it an annual event. 

Currently, the Board of Trustees at MSU has cut  funding for the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs by 71 percent.  The Kresge Art Museum typically holds several exhibits every year that includes art from various artists, but will be relying more MSU owned collections next year.

The article can focus on how art is growing throughout the nation with contests such as Grand Rapid’s ArtPrize while the Kresge Art Museum is currently going through budget cuts.  How do students in the art department feel about their department being cut back upon?  How is the Kresge Art Museum going to fare next year with the budget cuts?



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