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The Center for the Arts & Design is a collaboration of the Art & Design Department, which is comprised of studio art, fashion design and fashion merchandising programs, as well as the Interior Design Department and Brenau University Galleries to promote interdisciplinary cooperation and further greater access to academic programs and professional development opportunities for students, faculty and the Brenau community.

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Historic Clothing Collection Highlight

Black Rayon Crepe Evening Dress

Written by Dr. Charity Armstead Black Rayon Crepe Evening Dress, c. 1932-1933  In the 1930s, a noticeable shift in power occurred in the fashion world: Hollywood became an arbiter of style, taking a share of power from the French fashion houses that fo …

Photo Gallery: “Crimes and Fashion”

Dr. Charity Armstead speaks at opening reception for "Crimes and Fashion"

Written by Nichole Ferguson  This fall semester, the Center for the Arts & Design hosted Crimes and Fashion: Clothing to Die For, exhibiting fashion from Brenau’s Historic Clothing Collection inspired by classic fictional detectives and criminals.  …

Save the date for the second Colossal Prints event

The Colossal Prints printmaking workshop at Brenau University on Friday, March 23, 2018.

What: The Colossal Prints event When: 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Friday, March 13, 2020 Where: Golden Tiger Way After an enormous success in its first year, the second Colossal Prints event will be held from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, March 13, at Brenau …

Hawthorne works on display at Downtown Center

Guests view paintings on display
Guests view works by Charles Webster Hawthorne during a reception in November celebrating his works on exhibit in the Brenau University Downtown Center from the collection of Doug and Kay Ivester. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Brenau Trustee Doug Ivester laughs with Brenau Galleries Director Nichole Rawlings and a few friends during a reception for the exhibition “Charles Webster Hawthorne: Paintings from the Collection of Doug and Kay Ivester.” The Brenau University Downtow …

Interior design students decorate Callanwolde for the holidays

Huimin "Anne" Ying, left, and Jingyuan "Samantha" Ye place decorations on a tree.

Brenau University interior design students once again decorated for Christmas at the Callanwolde Fine Arts Center in Atlanta. Callanwolde is decorated seasonally for the holidays and Brenau interior design students have worked to decorate the mansion w …

Campus Movie Fest comes to Brenau

Student films a ballet dancer
Freshman dance major Brianna Gutierrez captures her classmate dancing for the Campus Movie Fest at Brenau University. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Several Brenau students laugh between takes as they work on their film for the Campus Movie Fest at Brenau University. Brenau University students had the opportunity in October to vividly tell the stories that matter most to them through the institutio …

Call for Submissions: Spring 2020 Fashion Show

Th Brenau University student fashion show Saturday, April 13, 2019, at Pearce Auditorium. Design by Fashion Design major Jordyn De La Rosa

The Brenau University Center for the Arts & Design is looking for members of the community who are designers/sewers and who would be interested in submitting work for our annual fashion show.  The theme for this year’s show is Sustainability. Prior …

Crimes and Fashion: Clothing to Die For

This ensemble from the Brenau University Historic Clothing Collection represents the classic mystery character Sam Spade

Written by Kristen Bowman Join the Center for the Arts & Design as they answer two questions: Who did it, and, more importantly, what were they wearing?  From Oct. 3 through Nov. 21, Presidents Gallery will feature “Crimes and Fashion: Clothing to …

Producing the Perfect Fit for Female Firefighters

Dr. Robin Carufel uses Structure Sensor by Occipital

Written by Alison Reeger-Cook According to the National Fire Protection Association, about 78,000 of the 1.1 million firefighters in the U.S. are women. Despite initiatives to include more women in this field, female firefighters often have to use pers …

Artist Carmelo Blandino on “Ethos”

Carmelo Blandino

In this video, artist Carmelo Blandino discusses his latest body of work, “Ethos,” on view in Brenau’s Sellars Gallery through Nov. 21. These works present simplified narratives involving flora and fauna while questioning the origins of man and our own …

Permanent Collection Highlight: “Broome Street at Night” by Helen Frankenthaler

"Broome Street at Night" by Helen Frankenthaler

Written by Allison Lauricella This etching, Broome Street at Night, was created by American artist Helen Frankenthaler in 1987. Frankenthaler was a second-generation abstract expressionist and was heavily influenced by the works of Clement Greenberg, H …

Graham Arader Arts and Sciences Collaborative Opening

Art reception

Written by Nichole Rawlings Director of the Center for the Arts and Design Claudia Wilburn lectures on natural history prints The Arader Art Fund at Brenau University, established through Graham Arader, is a growing initiative to support the acquisitio …


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