Beginning May 5, Herron School of Art and Design at IUPUI will honor the graduating class of 2021 with exhibitions at Eskenazi Hall and Eskenazi Fine Arts Center, as well as a web-based showcase, a virtual gallery reception, and a virtual recognition ceremony.
Together, these year-end celebrations will highlight the school's emerging art educators, art therapists, designers, scholars, researchers, and visual artists, who will contribute to local and regional economic development in a variety of cultural and creative sectors.
Join us in commemorating Herron's graduates as they advance in their careers at one or more of the following offerings. Faculty, staff, and students, as well as their families and friends, are also encouraged to use the hashtags #HerronIUPUIGrad and #HerronProud on social media.
2021 'LOOK/SEE' SHOWCASE
May 5 – August 30 | Online
Students completing B.A., BAE, BFA, M.A., and MFA degrees will be featured in the annual "Look/See" showcase, which was moved to a virtual format last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The online content will be updated as works become available and will include everything from thesis paper abstracts and teaching philosophies to illustrations, design solutions, photographs, paintings, sculptures, and more.
GRADUATE THESIS & SENIOR CAPSTONE EXHIBITIONS
May 5-22 | Online
The annual Graduate Thesis Exhibition will be combined with a new Senior Capstone Exhibition this year. Both exhibitions will be on display in the Herron Galleries at Eskenazi Hall and Eskenazi Fine Arts Center, and virtual 360-degree tours will be available. Working in diverse media, each student will present the culmination of their intensive four- and two-year academic experiences developed during their final year of study.
VIRTUAL GALLERY RECEPTION
Wednesday, May 12, 6 to 8 p.m. | Online via Zoom
VIRTUAL RECOGNITION CEREMONY
Friday, May 14, 6 to 7:30 p.m. | Online via Facebook Live
Friends and families of Herron's soon-to-be graduates are invited to celebrate this significant milestone with staff, faculty, and alumni at an online event that will include special guest speakers, a reading of names, and an opportunity to express parting thoughts and excitement for the future. The virtual event will be live streamed online at facebook.com/HerronSchool. All are welcome to participate, and viewers can interact via Facebook using comments during the ceremony.