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Age of Consent: MFA Thesis Exhibition

Modified: April 17, 2015

Exhibition Dates: Thursday, April 30-Monday, June 22
Opening Reception: Thursday, April 30th at 5:00 pm
Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, 40 Arts Cir Dr, Evanston

In a majority of contemporary societies, the age of consent is the legally mandated age at which a person can autonomously participate in consensual sexual activity. Arriving at the age of consent generally coincides with arriving at the age of criminal responsibility as well as the age of majority, at which time an individual is held fully accountable for their actions and decisions. The five artists in this exhibition, Age of Consent, take full responsibility for their actions and decisions.

This exhibition and associated events and publications are the culmination of the course of study leading to the Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree. Candidates engage in intensive research during their tenure in the Department of Art Theory and Practice as they develop their individual art-making practices in a climate of rigorous critical thinking. The MFA Thesis Exhibition is the place in which they turn their research, as manifest in the works of art they have made, over to the public.

An exhibition catalogue is available for sale.

This exhibition is co-organized by the Department of Art Theory and Practice and the Block Museum at Northwestern University. Support for the MFA Thesis Exhibition is provided by the Norton W. Walbridge Fund and the Cary Lane Graduate Stipend courtesy of Dr. Madeleine Wing Adler.

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