Date: April 25, 2014
Department: College of Visual & Performing Arts
The current exhibition at the CVPA Campus Gallery tells the story of The Swain School of Design, founded by William W. Swain in 1882 in New Bedford. During its century-long existence, Swain fostered a community of artists who contributed to New Bedford's educational, cultural and commercial institutions. Although the school merged with Southeastern Massachusetts University in 1988, it has left an important legacy. Swain alumni, faculty and students helped to catalyze and support New Bedford's economic and cultural revitalization. "Swain: A Creative Community" features a wide range of works from the artists and educators who contributed to Swain's diverse history and to its legacy.
All alumni from the College of Visual and Performing Arts and the Swain School of Design are invited to return for a historic afternoon. For more information or to register visit http://alumni.umassd.edu/cvpa.