The Mazza Museum is the world's first and most diverse collection of children's book illustrations. There are at least 400 pieces of original artwork on display at any given time that come from the collection of over 10,000. You can be sure that one visit to the museum will not be enough since the art is rotated several times throughout the year.
There are at least 10,000 visitors to the museum every year. Well known authors and illustrators visit the Mazza for a variety of events. Students enjoy the opportunity to attend Mazza conferences and participate in internships with the museum.
The Dudley and Mary Marks Lea Gallery is an integral aspect of the art program at The University of Findlay. There are 10 exhibitions throughout the year, including works by regional and national artists as well as faculty and students.
The gallery provides an opportunity for students to exhibit their work and to engage in the organization, preparation, installation, and evaluation of shows. All exhibitions are free and open to the public.
Juried Art Exhibition
Annually, a juried art exhibition is held in order to showcase the best of the best from works created throughout the year. Prizes are awarded to the best of show and other noteworthy pieces.
Seniors are provided with the opportunity to display their finest works in a senior show in the Lea Gallery, located near the Mazza Museum.
Digital Design and Photography Labs
The University of Findlay art program Mac lab contains 20 Macintosh computers with wide-screen monitors with current Adobe Creative suite software. The lab also contains large format scanners and printers. Students utilize the lab for graphic design and digital photography courses.
The photography studio is fully equipped and updated for beginning to advanced level students studying traditional dark room techniques. With 10 stations available to students, there's no need to schedule a time to work.
3-D Art Studios
The University of Findlay Art Program has two 3-D studio facilities.
Within the ceramics studio, there are areas for wheel throwing and hand building as well as an additional space devoted to advanced level work.
The sculpture studio is equipped for woodworking, welding, and flat glass work.
Study Abroad Opportunities
Students have several opportunities to study abroad in order to expand their learning experiences. On short-term study abroad trips, students and parents can travel together. There are annual trips along with once in a lifetime opportunities. Some of the countries visited include:
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