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Qualified artists needed at Montana State University

MSU seeking qualifications from artists for new American Indian Hall public art

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From MSU News Service

BOZEMAN – Montana State University is seeking artists’ qualifications for public art for the university’s new American Indian Hall.

The university is seeking qualifications from professional or emerging artists, or teams of artists, to produce original, site-specific works that highlight the following themes: coming home/home away from home; past, present and future; sky and earth; and water and fire.

Artworks in all media will be considered, including but not limited to paint, tile, glass, metal and digital formats. Choice of medium should consider the building’s goal of earning a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification. LEED emphasizes the use of recycled materials and sustainable, low-volatile organic compound products, where possible.

Artists may submit proposals, after qualifications reviews, for one or more installation. Additional information about the installations and requirements is included in the request for qualifications, which is online at http://www.montana.edu/aih/art.html. Applications are due May 10 by 5 p.m.

Qualifications will be reviewed by the American Indian Hall Public Art Subcommittee, which will also review the proposals and select finalists. All designs must also be approved by MSU’s Public Art Committee, the University Facilities Planning Board and President Waded Cruzado.

MSU’s American Indian enrollment has been growing and is expected to surpass 1,000 students within the next few years. The American Indian Hall, which will begin construction later this year and is expected to open in August 2021, will serve as a campus home for MSU’s American Indian students and Department of Native American Studies faculty and staff, andv have classroom space for students from all cultures. For more information, contact campus planner Alissa Taysom at Alissa.taysom@montana.edu.

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