The Annual MCC Student Art and Design Exhibition, which has taken place for 56 years, features artwork of outstanding merit produced by leading student artists over the past academic year. MCC’s art faculty select the artwork from thousands of student pieces produced during the past year. Cash prizes are awarded to the top three places and honorable mentions, while the President’s Purchase Award-winning artwork is added to the College’s permanent collection.
Traditionally, the award winners are announced in June at a public reception in Overbrook Art Gallery, where the exhibit usually appears throughout the summer. But with access to campus restricted during the coronavirus and the Overbrook Art Gallery temporarily closed, the event did not take place in 2021.