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Transylvania students broaden artistic perspectives out West

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Transylvania University students recently explored Denver’s thriving art scene as the school resumed its annual trips to museums, studios and galleries across the nation.

Accompanied by professor Kurt Gohde and Morlan Gallery Director Anthony Mead, it was the first time since the pandemic started that the studio art majors and minors got to travel as a group.

They visited the Museum of Contemporary Art, learned about the shared studio spaces of Art Gym and experienced the interactive, immersive Meow Wolf exhibition and other cultural attractions over spring break. The trip also was a chance to see a rich array of works by Native American artists.

“It was amazing to be able to visit a new city with such a wide variety of art,” junior Ally Frederick said.

She also appreciated the opportunity to meet with professionals in the field, from artists to curators, who gave her insights on possible career paths after graduation.

Experiencing the art world beyond the classroom or campus studio also served the students well. “It was so rewarding to be able to apply things I have learned at Transy on our trip and see the ideas, artists and their works come to life in front of us,” Frederick said.