Visual & Critical Studies

A Multidisciplinary BFA Studio Program

Announcing Light of Interiors, a benefit exhibition for the North Brooklyn Coalition Against Family Violence, with a performance by Julia Santoli on October 1st

Announcing Light of Interiors, a benefit exhibition for the North Brooklyn Coalition Against Family Violence, with a performance by Julia Santoli on October 1st

Today’s post features an announcement from alumna Julia Santoli about an upcoming exhibition and event to benefit the North Brooklyn Coalition Against Family Violence. The show will open this weekend and run over the next couple weeks, and Julia will be preforming at the reception this Saturday, October 1st. Here’s the message she sent us, […]

A look at the new VCS sign on the 4th floor, with comments from its creator Kurt McRobert

Posted by on Sep 25, 2016 in General VCS Info, Images, Other, Profiles | No Comments
A look at the new VCS sign on the 4th floor, with comments from its creator Kurt McRobert

If you’ve taken the elevators on the west side of the building up to the VCS Department this semester, I’m sure you’ve noticed the new gilded sign that’s hanging in the hallway next to room 404C. It was created by sign painter and letterer Kurt McRobert, who graduated from SVA’s BFA Illustration Program in 2009, […]

Benjamin Lee Sperry in “Strange Bruises / Ghosts Emerging” at the University of Dayton’s Gallery 249

Posted by on Sep 22, 2016 in Alumni News, Exhibitions, VCS Alumni | No Comments
Benjamin Lee Sperry in  “Strange Bruises / Ghosts Emerging” at the University of Dayton’s Gallery 249

Here’s another announcement from VCS alumnus Benjamin Lee Sperry, about “Strange Bruises / Ghosts Emerging,” a new exhibition he’s in at the University of Dayton that opens today and runs through October 27th. Benjamin says: Here is something else I have coming up. It’s a long term project that I did with a friend, and […]

Images by Katya Fine from Bruce Springsteen’s recent concert at Nationals Stadium

Posted by on Sep 19, 2016 in Alumni News, Images, Press, VCS Alumni | No Comments
Images by Katya Fine from Bruce Springsteen’s recent concert at Nationals Stadium

Today’s post features a few images from VCS alumna Katya Fine, who graduated from the program earlier this year. Katya provided the following description: This last Thursday [September 1], I was given the chance to photograph Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band’s concert at Nationals Stadium in DC as a press photographer. I was […]

This Monday, September 19th at 6:30 pm – A Theater and a Battleground: Professions of Childhood in the Arts and Public Policy of 1940s New York

This Monday, September 19th at 6:30 pm – A Theater and a Battleground: Professions of Childhood in the Arts and Public Policy of 1940s New York

Mon / Sep 19 / 6:30PM 131 W 21 St / Rm 101C BFA Visual & Critical Studies presents a talk by Sean McCann, author and professor of English at Wesleyan University. Professor McCann will discuss the political and historical reasons why urban childhood and adolescence came to be seen as important policy issues in […]

This weekend: Mossless 4 at the New York Art Book Fair

This weekend: Mossless 4 at the New York Art Book Fair

Here’s an announcement from VCS alumnus Romke Hoogwaerts with an update about his publication Mossless 4, which we first covered back in June: – Coming to Printed Matter’s New York Art Book Fair this weekend? – – Don’t miss our table, which we’re sharing with Matte Magazine.  – If you haven’t seen it yet, it’ll […]

An open call from Benjamin Lee Sperry for an upcoming show in Bushwick and Glasgow

2016 VCS alumnus Benjamin Lee Sperry just sent us the following call for images and writings to be included in a show that he’s co-organizing for early October: Dear Friends, I’m hosting an exchange exhibition with friends of mine at the Glasgow School of Art and I would like to invite you to participate! The […]

Our upcoming events in the fall 2016 Art in the First Person lecture series

Our upcoming events in the fall 2016 Art in the First Person lecture series

This semester, the Visual & Critical Studies Program is sponsoring three lectures as part of SVA’s ongoing Art in the First Person series. Here is a description of each event. I will post follow-up announcements as each approaches; you can also visit our events page for updates and additional information. As usual, all of our […]

This Thursday, September 8th from 6 to 8 pm: an artists’ reception for “c/d/e/no f/g” at the Flatiron Project Space

This Thursday, September 8th from 6 to 8 pm: an artists’ reception for “c/d/e/no f/g” at the Flatiron Project Space

This Thursday evening, the Visual & Critical Studies Department is hosting a reception for the ongoing group exhibition “c/d/e/no f/g” in the Flatiron Project Space at 133/141 West 21st Street. The reception will run from 6 to 8 pm, and is free and open to the public. We hope to see you there. If you […]

Welcome to the 2016/2017 academic year

Posted by on Sep 6, 2016 in Art education, General VCS Info | No Comments

The 2016/2017 academic year begins today at SVA, and we’d like to welcome our faculty and all new and returning students in the Visual & Critical Studies program back to campus for the fall 2016 semester.

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