Macalester Alumni of Color Collective

Call For Submissions

Macalester will commission a public artwork to acknowledge and commemorate the past, present, and future of students and alumni of color. We’re seeking artists and artist teams—with emphasis on alumni of color—to propose a work of art on campus that will represent a range of perspectives and experiences and serve as a symbol for complex histories and futures.

The call for proposals is open now through September 21, 2021.  Visit the public art commission website to submit a proposal and find all details on this project. On the webpage, please click on “Guidelines” to get the full background and details about the project. Click on the orange “submit” button to access more information on how to apply and the application form to submit your proposal.

This alumni-driven project is a joint initiative with Alumni Engagement and the Law Warschaw Gallery, with selection and advisory committees including alumni, faculty, staff, and students.

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The Alumni of Color Collective was established to facilitate conversation and networking among the diverse alumni of Macalester.


Reunion 2019 commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Expanded Educational Opportunity (EEO) program! We had a fantastic time in community together and look forward to strengthening our connections.  To learn more about the EEO Program and what campus life was like, we invite you to listen to the Big Questions interview with alumni Barbara Phillips ’71 and Melvin Collins ’75.


Facing Forward is a ‘zine created by Ariel Estrella ’15 with words of encouragement, love, and reflection from alumni of color to graduating seniors of color.

Physical copies are gifted to seniors as part of the Rites of Passage graduation ceremonies each year. View previous volumes below.


Staff Contact

Catie Gardner Smith
Director, Alumni Engagement