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Wonsook Kim School of Art Research Colloquium

Co-sponsored by University Galleries and the Wonsook Kim School of Art

The Wonsook Kim School of Art Research Colloquium offers an inclusive platform for faculty and staff engaged in traditional academic research and studio production of all types. Normal yearly programing is organized by the colloquium coordinators based on thematic groupings as faculty and staff interests evolve. This series highlights the wide range of experiences among the School’s studio artists, art educators, graphic designers, and art historians, that helps us produce exceptionally versatile students.

This series will play an important long-term role in the overarching conversation that makes the Wonsook Kim School of Art an enriching place to experiment, learn, and grow.

Hours & Location

All presentations are in University Galleries at noon.

University Galleries
11 Uptown Circle #103
Normal, IL 61761


  • 2022-2023 Schedule

    The Art Research Colloquium is on hiatus for the 2022-2023 academic year.

Past Schedule


The goals of The Wonsook Kim School of Art Research Colloquium include:

  • creating a more deliberate extension of research and artistic activities into the everyday intellectual life of the Wonsook Kim School of Art, thereby underscoring the role of ongoing research in the School’s culture
  • creating and maintaining a platform for our teaching artists and researchers to exchange ideas
  • fostering collegiality among faculty, staff, and students through research
  • cultivating a neutral presentation space for researchers to test ideas in font of an engaged and informed audience
  • stimulating the School’s environment through additional focus on art analysis, production, and dissemination
  • reinforcing the understanding that art production and analysis are ways of interacting with and affecting the world