For the fourth time this year, one of the Twin Cities best-known artists has used screens and ink to commemorate the picturesque Carlson School and its home on the University of Minnesota campus. University alum and artist Adam Turman was commissioned to create the limited-edition print, which was unveiled this month.
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“We used a lot of maroon and gold,” says Turman. “I took a view of Carlson you don’t normally see.”

Students will receive prints as gifts. The artwork offers future Full-Time MBA students a distinctive preview of the campus where they will soon attend classes. And for graduating Executive MBA students, the print is a warm reminder of their experience that they treasure for years to come.

“Adam’s prints are a huge source of pride for our students,” says Linh Gilles, director of admissions for the Carlson MBA Program. “Every year, without fail, they send us pictures of where they've hung it in their offices or homes.”

Beginning an artful partnership

Gilles and Carlson Executive MBA Director Robyn Wick first forged a partnership with Turman after they noticed his work at a local art show. Given his extraordinary talents and knack for showcasing Minneapolis and St. Paul in inventive ways, they realized he was the perfect artist to bring the campus to life.

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Past prints created by Adam Turman and commissioned by the Carlson MBA Program

“We were thinking about gift ideas for our students, and we started talking about how it would be great to use art to showcase our vibrant community. And the rest is history,” says Wick.

Minneapolis-St. Paul is one of the country’s top destinations for arts. Home to iconic museums, theaters, and concert venues, the Twin Cities makes art and culture accessible to all. And thanks to Turman, Carlson MBA alumni can take a piece of that community with them as they begin the next phase of their career journey.