Michigan State University-DCL College of Law hosts annual art display

For Release September 26, 2003

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In cooperation with the Bregenz Artist Association of Bregenz, Austria, Michigan State University will open the 2003 Bregenz Art Exhibition on Friday, October 10, from 4-6 p.m. at Michigan State University-DCL College of Law on the MSU campus, and then from 6-8 p.m. at Hankins Art Gallery in East Lansing, Mich.

The 2003 art display, MSU’s third exhibition in conjunction with the town of Bregenz, will display 59 contemporary paintings by Austrian artists who live and work in the Bregenz area. Previous exhibitions were displayed at MSU-DCL and the State Parliament Building in Bregenz and featured paintings from MSU student artists. This year’s paintings will be displayed for two months at MSU-DCL; 12 of the paintings will be displayed through October at Hankins Art Gallery and then will be moved to the Law College Building for the duration of the exhibition.

“The 2003 Bregenz Art Exhibition is a natural extension of the growing relationship between MSU and the City of Bregenz, Austria,” said exhibition coordinator and MSU-DCL Professor Nicholas Mercuro. “The Law College Building is a well lit and attractive venue where art works can be professionally hung and easily replaced for future exhibitions.”

The 2003 exhibition paintings were selected by members of the MSU Kresge Art Museum, the MSU Department of Art and Art History and the proprietors of the Hankins Art Gallery. The exhibition is sponsored by MSU-DCL, Hankins Art Gallery and Vorarlberger Landesregierung (the State Government of Voralberg, Austria). For additional information, members of the public may contact Nicholas Mercuro at 517/432-6978.

Michigan State University-DCL College of Law, formerly known as Detroit College of Law, was founded in 1891 and was the first law school in Detroit. To extend its commitment to educational excellence, the Detroit College of Law affiliated with Michigan State University in 1995 and moved to MSU’s East Lansing campus in 1997.

The move to MSU enabled the law college to build a $28 million facility and to provide law students the benefits of a Big Ten university while maintaining its private law school status. Today, MSU-DCL remains the nation’s oldest continuously operating independent law school.