Visual & Critical Studies

A Multidisciplinary BFA Studio Program

This Monday, April 11th at 6:30 pm: VCS Presents Sheroes – Henrietta Mantooth, Joan Snyder, Betty Tompkins

This Monday, April 11th at 6:30 pm: VCS Presents Sheroes – Henrietta Mantooth, Joan Snyder, Betty Tompkins

SHEROES SHE HERO EROS Henrietta Mantooth, Joan Snyder, Betty Tompkins Location: School of Visual Arts, 133 West 21st Street, room 101c Monday, April 11, 6:30 PM BFA Visual & Critical Studies is pleased to present a panel discussion on the works and careers of artists Henrietta Mantooth, Joan Snyder and Betty Tompkins. Perseverance, sexism, censorship, career […]

An open call for “Matter of Fact,” a found-object show to take place during the VCS Open Studios on April 29th

An open call for “Matter of Fact,” a found-object show to take place during the VCS Open Studios on April 29th

VCS student Ben RY has put out a call for submissions for “Matter of Fact,” a group exhibition of found objects set to take place during the VCS open studios on April 29th. The show is open to all non-senior students and faculty, including people from SVA departments outside the Visual & Critical Studies program. […]

Announcing Amy Wilson’s VCS watercolor workshop, Fridays 6-9 pm, April 8, 15, and 22

Dear VCS Students, Come take a free mini-course and learn all the basics of watercolor! The class will go through all the steps of watercolor application and color theory, moving on quickly to working from life and reproduction. The skills learned in this workshop will also be helpful if you want to improve your use […]

Just posted: a new video of our recent Art in the First Person lecture Court and Cosmos: The Great Age of the Seljuqs

Just posted: a new video of our recent Art in the First Person lecture Court and Cosmos: The Great Age of the Seljuqs

A video of our recent Art in the First Person lecture The Great Age of the Seljuqs – A Conversation with Dr. Deniz Beyazit is now available online. You can find it at its permanent home in the VCS website’s event listing, on our Vimeo page, and right here:

Jessica Kennedy accepted into the MPS Art Therapy program at SVA

Posted by on Mar 26, 2016 in VCS Students, Art education | No Comments

We recently learned that VCS senior Jessica Kennedy has been accepted into SVA’s Master of Professional Studies Art Therapy program, which she will enter at the beginning of the 2016-2017 academic year. Here’s a short text that Jessica wrote for us about herself and her decision to pursue a career in art therapy: As a […]

Announcing a new VCS course for Fall 2016 – Digital Performance: New Media Meets Performance Art, taught by Ofri Cnaani

Announcing a new VCS course for Fall 2016 – Digital Performance: New Media Meets Performance Art, taught by Ofri Cnaani

This fall, the VCS Department is adding a new Digital Performance course taught by artist Ofri Cnaani to our curriculum. Here’s the course description from the SVA 2016-2017 Registration Book: AHD-2326-A Digital Performance: New Media Meets Performance Art Thursday 12:00-2:50 Fall semester: 3 art history credits Instructor: O. Cnaani In this course we will explore the […]

This Friday and Saturday: Peter Hristoff in “9 Minute Talks at the Met Breuer”

Posted by on Mar 16, 2016 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Here’s an announcement from VCS faculty member Peter Hristoff about his upcoming participation in a series of brief talks at the Met Breuer at the end of this week: Dear Friends: I am happy to let you know that I have been invited to participate in “9 Minute Talks at the Met Breuer” on Friday March […]

This weekend (March 19th and 20th): DEP ART presents Sincerity (The Post-Americans), curated by Devon Watson

This weekend (March 19th and 20th): DEP ART presents Sincerity (The Post-Americans), curated by Devon Watson

This Friday and Saturday (March 19th and 20th), DEP ART will present a two-day pop-up exhibition in Bushwick curated by VCS alumna Devon Watson. The show’s opening reception will take place on Saturday the 19th from 7 to 10:30 pm. Here’s a brief comment from Devon: The pop-up gallery I was in residence at over […]

This Monday, March 14th at 6:30 pm – VCS presents “Court and Cosmos: The Great Age of the Seljuqs” in room 101C at 133 W 21st Street

This Monday, March 14th at 6:30 pm – VCS presents “Court and Cosmos: The Great Age of the Seljuqs” in room 101C at 133 W 21st Street

BFA Visual & Critical Studies presents a conversation with Dr. Deniz Beyazit, curator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, on the upcoming exhibition on Court and Cosmos: The Great Age of the Seljuqs. This exhibition highlights one of the most productive periods in the history of medieval art in the regions comprising Anatolia, Iran, as well […]

Opening March 10th: A new exhibition at Annex X Marc Straus curated by Lily Roche, with work by Rachel Zaretsky

Posted by on Mar 7, 2016 in Exhibitions, VCS Alumni, Alumni News | No Comments
Opening March 10th: A new exhibition at Annex X Marc Straus curated by Lily Roche, with work by Rachel Zaretsky

VCS alumna Lily Roche has curated a group show at Annex X Marc Straus that opens later this week, featuring work by four artists, including a video installation by VCS alumna Rachel Zaretsky. Here’s a brief description excerpted from the announcement she sent us: For the past few months I’ve been working as gallery manager […]

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