Visual & Critical Studies

A Multidisciplinary BFA Studio Program

Open Call for Content: The VCS Blog Needs You – Submit Content Here!

Open Call for Content: The VCS Blog Needs You – Submit Content Here!

Since we’ve all moved our classes and daily lives online, finding new ways for everyone in the VCS and Honors community to keep in touch and collaborate with one another has become more crucial than ever before. The VCS blog has always been a hub for news about what students, faculty, and staff in the […]

A troupe l’oeil piece by VCS student Hank Bhatia, courtesy Leigh Behnke

Posted by on Apr 8, 2020 in Images, VCS Students | No Comments
A troupe l’oeil piece by VCS student Hank Bhatia, courtesy Leigh Behnke

Faculty member Leigh Behnke recently received the following troupe l’oeil piece from student Hank Bhatia. She shared with a few colleagues in the VCS department, and Paul D’Innocenzo suggested we post it on the blog as a tongue-in-cheek example of  “Art in the time of Corona.” It’s not exactly a brain teaser, but it did take […]

A link to “The Last Days of the Art World … and Perhaps the First Days of a New One” by Jerry Saltz

Posted by on Apr 7, 2020 in Other | No Comments
A link to “The Last Days of the Art World … and Perhaps the First Days of a New One” by Jerry Saltz

–             Here’s another reading recommendation from faculty member Peter Hristoff:      

A painting by Jinfeng Xie from Peter Hristoff’s Artist’s Journal class

Posted by on Apr 7, 2020 in Images, VCS Students | No Comments
A painting by Jinfeng Xie from Peter Hristoff’s Artist’s Journal class

Peter Hristoff received this piece from VCS first-year student Jinfeng Xie in response to a recent assignment prompt for his Artist’s Journal class, and he sent it along for me to share here.    

An article from Wellcome Collection about several artists’ and writers’ responses to the Spanish Flu pandemic of 1918

Posted by on Apr 6, 2020 in Faculty, Other | No Comments
An article from Wellcome Collection about several artists’ and writers’ responses to the Spanish Flu pandemic of 1918

Honors Department Director Jeremy Cohan recently sent along a link to an article by Allison C Meier at the Wellcome Collection on the ways in which a handful of modern artists and writers (including Egon Schiele, Edvard Munch, Virginia Woolf, and Katherine Anne Porter) responded to their own experiences and losses during and after the Spanish […]

This Monday at 7 pm – VCS & Honors present our first virtual movie night

This Monday at 7 pm – VCS & Honors present our first virtual movie night

  This Monday, April 6th at 7 pm, VCS, Honors, and Art History are hosting our first virtual movie night via Zoom. An e-mail invitation went out a little while ago from Honors Program Director Jeremy Cohan, so check your inbox if you’d like to join us. Here’s a quote from Jeremy’s message with a […]

Amy Wilson talks about DIY masks on The Brian Lehrer Show – listen here

Posted by on Apr 2, 2020 in Faculty, Other | No Comments
Amy Wilson talks about DIY masks on The Brian Lehrer Show – listen here

Earlier today, VCS faculty member Amy Wilson appeared alongside science journalist Roxanne Khamsi in a half-hour segment on WNYC’s The Brian Lehrer Show about the growing “masks for all” movement in the US. Amy was there to talk about her ongoing project of making masks and providing patterns to people who want to create their […]

SVA’s Accepted Students Day event takes place online this Saturday, April 4th; here’s the schedule and information on how to register

SVA’s Accepted Students Day event takes place online this Saturday, April 4th; here’s the schedule and information on how to register

This semester’s Accepted Students Day event has been moved online. If you’re interested and would like to attend, here’s some information from the SVA website: Accepted Students Day 2020 Virtual will offer accepted students an online opportunity to connect directly with their respective undergraduate department, current SVA students and view presentations from Student Affairs and Career […]

Writing and images from Kalani Van Meter

Writing and images from Kalani Van Meter

Peter Hristoff recently forwarded a piece of writing by VCS first-year student Kalani Van Meter that, I think, speaks to and for a lot of our students right now. She’s agreed to have it posted here.   * Lately I’ve been in a hole that I’ve dug for myself. For the first week of online […]

“The New Social Environment,” an ongoing series of free online seminars hosted by The Brooklyn Rail

“The New Social Environment,” an ongoing series of free online seminars hosted by The Brooklyn Rail

Art History/Honors faculty member Anthonly Hawley recently drew our attention to “The New Social Environment,” an ongoing series of free Zoom seminars organized by The Brooklyn Rail. There’s a new seminar almost every day; here’s a screenshot of the next three. You can register online and keep track of upcoming seminars by clicking on the […]

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