Check out the VCS Summer 2020 Continuing Education course schedule – registration open now

Check out the VCS Summer 2020 Continuing Education course schedule – registration open now

Eager to learn through the quarantine? Visual and Critical Studies is offering Continuing Education! Take a deep dive into philosophy, history and criticism. Explore current and emerging art practices like performance, conceptual art and new media. Classes are open to beginners, the curious, and the non-traditional. Register today: Visual & Critical Studies Summer 2020 Continuing […]

Recent writings by Honors/Art History faculty member Anthony Hawley

Posted by on May 1, 2020 in Faculty, Faculty Writings | No Comments
Recent writings by Honors/Art History faculty member Anthony Hawley

Today’s blog post features links to four recent writings by Honors and Art History faculty member Anthony Hawley. Here are his comments: Some reading material! Here are links to a number of recent writings of mine on film and video that appeared right before or during the pandemic in The Brooklyn Rail, Frieze, and Artforum […]

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:      

VCS presents “Artists, Artisans and Museums in Mexico,” this Monday, September 11 at 6:30 pm in room 101C

VCS presents “Artists, Artisans and Museums in Mexico,” this Monday, September 11 at 6:30 pm in room 101C

  Anthropologist and arts advocate Gobi Stromberg (Tonaltzintli/UAEM) will be joined by SVA faculty member Carla Stellweg in a discussion on Mexico’s institutional approach to its vast tradition of popular arts and cultures; and, the significance of contemporary artistic collaboration and appropriation vis-à-vis these art practices. Dr. Stromberg will outline several examples of popular art […]

A full video of the panel discussion “Erasure by Exclusion: How Art Schools and Institutions Uphold White Supremacy” is now online

A full video of the panel discussion “Erasure by Exclusion: How Art Schools and Institutions Uphold White Supremacy” is now online

A video of last semester’s panel discussion “Erasure by Exclusion: How Art Schools and Institutions Uphold White Supremacy” is now available to view online. Here it is, along with a repost of the original panel description and participant bios: – – Erasure by Exclusion: How Art Schools and Institutions Uphold White Supremacy Wednesday, March 29 […]

“Eli Broad’s Selfie Dome,” a recent museum review by Jeremy Sigler in Tablet Magazine

Posted by on Apr 10, 2017 in Faculty Writings | No Comments
“Eli Broad’s Selfie Dome,” a recent museum review by Jeremy Sigler in Tablet Magazine

Today’s post features an essay by VCS faculty member Jeremy Sigler that was published recently in the print edition of Tablet Magazine, and is now available to read on their website. Titled “Eli Broad’s Selfie Dome,” the piece is a critical evaluation of The Broad, a new (2015) contemporary art museum in Los Angeles that […]

A video of “Art, Technology, Ecology: A Talk by Artist Frank Gillette” is now available here and on YouTube

A video of “Art, Technology, Ecology: A Talk by Artist Frank Gillette” is now available here and on YouTube

A video our recent Art in the First Person event Art, Technology, Ecology: A Talk by Artist Frank Gillette is now available online. In addition to Gillette’s talk, the video includes his post-lecture question-and-answer session with the audience. You can watch it below or on YouTube. –

Lynn Gamwell in a recent workshop on Latin American Art at the Getty Research Institute

Posted by on Nov 21, 2016 in Faculty, Faculty Writings | No Comments
Lynn Gamwell in a recent workshop on Latin American Art at the Getty Research Institute

Writer and VCS faculty member Lynn Gamwell just sent us the following information about her recent involvement with an ongoing project at the Getty Research Institute: In October 2016 Lynn Gamwell participated in a workshop on Latin American Art at the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles. The workshop centered on art from the Patricia […]

Shellyne Rodriguez’s “Bulldozers & Crain’s” at Boogie Down Liberation Front

Shellyne Rodriguez’s “Bulldozers & Crain’s” at Boogie Down Liberation Front

  VCS alumna Shellyne Rodriguez recently launched the site Boogie Down Liberation Front: Promoting World Barrio Power… Art * Politics * Critical Thought; the site’s first entry is “Bulldozers & Crain’s,” her pointed and thorough critique of a recent article in Crain’s New York Business on art, economics, and real estate development in the Bronx. […]

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 […]

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