Saturdays at Todd

Saturdays at Todd is a faculty led initiative was designed to expand our community engagement in and around Murfreesboro. The events are free and open to the public with all materials provided as tools to build greater advocacy for the arts in middle Tennessee!  Students and faculty participate and lead demonstrations. They answer questions and offer insight into context, technique, and concept. We host exhibit openings in our main gallery that are also scheduled on Saturdays to encourage community and alumni attendance while providing greater access to our facilities and programs! All activities include all ages in interactive workshops, lectures, and exhibits. Through open discussion about artwork and the role of the artist in communities, we can demonstrate the importance of arts education while fostering a culture of support for the Arts in Tennessee.

All workshops are located in Todd Hall, Room 224A except where otherwise noted. 


Want to see our past Saturday's at Todd events? Check out what we have offered before to gain an idea of what we host at the Department of Art and Design! If you have a suggestion or a workshop idea or would even like to host a workshop yourself, email with your proposal!

From Realism to Abstraction Using Gouache

Saturday, December 1, 2018 | 11:00 am - 1:00 pm | Todd Hall, Room 232

Gouache Painting Workshop led by local artist Carol Berning.
Join visiting local artist Carol Berning as she leads participants in creating small abstract studies from realistic reference photos! Participants will use gouache paint to create an abstract studies on paper. All supplies provided. Open to the public!

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Art-21 "Johannesburg" Screening

Monday, December 3, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm | Todd Hall, Room 204
Art-21 Screening followed by a Q&A Discussion Panel

Join us Monday, December 3rd, 2018 for screening of "Johannesburg" (featuring David Goldblatt, Nicholas Hlobo, Zanele Muholi, Robin Rhode) followed by a Q&A/Discussion Panel with MTSU Art Historian Kyle Stoneman, Dennis Greenwell, art teacher, Central Magnet School, and Frank Baugh, art teacher, Oakland High School. This event is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

Season 9 of Art in the Twenty-First Century is comprised of 3 one-hour long episodes. These episodes investigate the theme of place and feature 4 innovative artists who live and work in Berlin, Johannesburg, and the San Francisco Bay Area. The “Johannesburg” episode features David GoldblattNicholas HloboZanele Muholi, and Robin Rhode.

What: Art-21 "Johannesburg" Screening and Q&A/Discussion Panel to follow.
Where: Middle Tennessee State University, Todd Hall, Room 204 (Second Floor)
            542 Old Main Circle
            Murfreesboro, TN 37128
When: Monday, December 3rd, 2018
Time: Screening begins at 6:30 pm

This screening is hosted by MTSU Todd Art Gallery, Central Magnet School, and Oakland High School. If you have any further questions or concerns, please email Dennis Greenwell at

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