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Campus art museum under new management

Celeaciya Olvera May 5, 2023

Augustana College is known as a small liberal arts institution with a wide variety of areas to study from the medical field to the fine arts. Recent construction work at Augustana has caused buzz within...

Claire Kovacs, the new art museum director, inspects pieces of art at the museum. The first exhibition of the year, What a Relief, is being shown at the museum until Oct. 30.
Photo by Ian Magnuson.

New art director adopts liberal arts mind set

September 16, 2015

Dr. Claire Kovacs, Augustana’s new teaching museum of art director, said the reason she wanted to work at Augustana is her enjoyment of the liberal arts atmosphere. This is her second year working at...

The “Juvenile in Justice” exhibit was a collaboration between the Figge Art Museum and Augustana. The author, Richard Ross, has a background of studying situations where juveniles are living in situations where they have been tried as adults. The exhibit included a collection of pieces putting a face to the children (some as young as seven years old) who are in these circumstances.
Photo by Linnea Ritchie.

Artist attempts to bring justice to juveniles

March 18, 2015

According to the American Correctional Association, the average cost to incarcerate a juvenile for a 9 to 12 month period is between $66,000 and $88,000. It’s facts like this that artist Richard Ross...

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