Date(s) - May 10, 2023
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Gregory Allicar Museum of Art, University Center for the Arts

MFA Speaks & Opening Reception

MFA Thesis Exhibition 2023

The Griffin Foundation Gallery: Wednesday, May 10 from 5 to 8 p.m.

Presented in collaboration with the Department of Art and Art History

PLEASE NOTE: This program has been rescheduled due to illness. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding.

MFA Speaks and the MFA Thesis Exhibition 2023 opening reception have been moved from April 28 to May 10. The MFA Thesis Exhibition 2023 will still be on view from April 28 through July 23, 2023.

Join the Gregory Allicar Museum of Art and Colorado State University’s Department of Art and Art History for MFA Speaks 2023, a special program preceding the MFA Thesis Exhibition 2023 opening reception.

MFA graduates Vicente Delgado, Sam Hamilton, and Leila Malekadeli will present brief artist talks followed by a panel discussion moderated by museum director Lynn Boland. Celebrate these incredible artists and the culmination of their three-year degree program!

An opening reception for the MFA Thesis Exhibition 2023 will follow the program, from 6 to 8 p.m. Refreshments will be provided.

Free & open to all!



Detail of Sam Hamilton, As Above So Below, 2022-2023, acrylic on sunshade. Image courtesy of the artist.


Detail of Leila Malekadeli, In Absence, 2023, mixed media, dimensions variable. Image courtesy of the artist.


Vicente Delgado, Stratify Today!, 2022, mixed media, 87 x 89 x 89. Image courtesy of the artist.


Support for the museum’s exhibitions and programming is generously provided by the City of Fort Collins Fort Fund, the FUNd Endowment at CSU, and Colorado Creative Industries. CCI and its activities are made possible through an annual appropriation from the Colorado General Assembly and federal funds from the National Endowment for the arts.


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