A New Painting Exhibition of Work by Professor Elizabeth Meggs at Sweet Lorraine Gallery

Opening Saturday, August 5, from 3 – 6 pm

“Other Voices, Other Rooms: There Must be More To Life”
An Exhibit of Paintings, August 5 – 30

Sweet Lorraine Gallery
Ti Art Studios
183 Lorraine St
Brooklyn,NY 11231

The entrance is located on Lorraine Street between Court and Clinton. This is the big red and blue TI Storage building, with a bright red water tower on top. There is a thriving arts community on the third floor of this building, including the art gallery and more than 100 art studios. It’s a hidden gem! The closest subway stop is the Smith and 9th St. station, F and G trains. (From the Smith and 9th subway station, turn right after exiting the station. Continue walking on 9th St. until you reach Court St., then turn left onto Court St. Continue walking on Court St. under the overpass, past Hamilton Ave., until you reach Lorraine St. Turn right onto Lorraine St. The door to the art studio complex is located street side on Lorraine St., and has a blue awning indicating TI Art Studios and Sweet Lorraine gallery.)

You can make a day of your trek to the area and visit nearby Red Hook locations like Van Brunt St., Waterfront Barge Museum, Louis Valentino, Jr. Park and Pier, Brooklyn Crab, Fairway Market, the famous food trucks at the Red Hook Ball Fields, and more. There are great restaurants like Buttermilk Channel, Frankie’s, and Prime Meats on nearby Court St. You can also buy a Stockholm at nearby Ikea (which has a water taxi to Manhattan).

“A space exists while it simultaneously does not, in an ode to imagination. We experience multitude spaces, from mental, emotional, and subconscious interiors to physical spaces and public presentations. These paintings reflect ambiguities of existence, for while the forms are drawn in a frontal manner, often touching and acknowledging the edge of the canvas and emphasizing flatness; the color, value, and scale alone create a feeling of three dimensional space. Limitations are imposed, rejecting most traditional means of creating an illusion of space on a two-dimensional surface via overlap, cast shadows, linear perspective, and more. Chromatic energy is persistent. Is color a door to a new dimension?”

“Other Voices, Other Rooms: There Must Be More to Life,” Elizabeth Meggs, oil paint on canvas, 48” x 48”, 2017

Professor Marsha Morton’s Sabbatical Year Research and Lectures

During her sabbatical last year, Professor Marsha Morton gave the following talks at conferences:

– “The Shadow Side of Berlin: Max Klinger’s Archetypal Crime Scenes,” in “City of Sin: Representing the Urban Underbelly in the Nineteenth Century,” ESNA (European Society for Nineteenth-Century Art,) Conference, May 19-20, 2016, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

– Session Chair and Speaker, “Alternative Orientalisms: Intercultural Encounters in the Visual Arts,” at the German Studies Conference, San Diego, California, September 2016.

– “’Impressions of Strangeness: Dream and Reality in the Art of Max Klinger,”  invited Burke Fund lecture in the Department of Art History at Indiana University, November 11, 2016.

– “Picturing the Arab Volk: Carl Leopold Müller in Egypt,” paper presented in the session “Hybrid Histories,” at the CAA Conference in New York, February 2017.

– “Rudolf von Eitelberger and Leopold Carl Müller: An Oriental Turn,” at the conference “Rudolf von Eitelberger: Netzwerker der Kunstgeschichte. Tagung zum 200. Geburtstage von Rudolf von Eitelberger (1817-1885), Österreichisches Museum für angewandte Kunst (MAK), Vienna, 27-29 April 2017.



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It has been a vibrant summer here on the Pratt campus for ​the PreCollege program.
We hope you are able to join us this Friday, July 28 from 10am-12pm to view and celebrate the Final Exhibition of PreCollege student work.
At 12pm once the exhibition is over, students are free to take down their work, so make sure to enjoy the exhibition before the work is removed.
See you all there!


MYSTICAL SYMBOLISM: The salon de la rose + +CROIX in Paris, 1892–1897

The first Salon de la Rose+Croix was organised in 1892 by Josephin Peladan focussing on mystical symbolist art. It became an annual event, featuring artists from all over Europe. The exhibition at the Guggenheim showcases a selection of the artists, and aims to explore the era and its art, with accompanying historical documents and a musical component as well, including pieces by Erik Satie.



“Mystical Symbolism provides an opportunity to explore the diverse and sometimes opposing concepts that informed Symbolism in the 1890s. Hinging on central artworks shown at each Salon, the exhibition will tease out seminal tropes, such as the role of Orpheus, adulation of the 15th-century early Renaissance Italian painters known as the Primitives, and the cult of personality that developed around figures including Richard Wagner and Péladan himself. Accompanied by historical documents and set in galleries adorned with lush furnishings, the exhibition ” Kris Parker

This exhibition looks back at a series of Symbolist salons and conveys the spirit of the Salon experience with a musical component by Erik Satie and others underscores the key role occupied by composers for the movement.

June 30 to October 4 2017

Guggenheim Museum

Talks | From Cosmic to Camp: Hippie Chic Fashions, 1967–1972

While there is a tendency to think of the Sixties as a whole unified decade, in terms of fashion it must, in fact, be viewed as two separate and quite distinct parts , with the early years clinging doggedly on to modifications of Fifties styles and the later years exploding into the wild fashion frenzy for which the decade is possibly best remembered.


The 1960s was an important decade for fashion because it was the first time in history that clothing was geared towards the youth market; and featured a wide number of diversified trends. It was a decade that broke many fashion traditions, mirroring social movements during the period.

The emerging hippies rejected the dictates of French high fashion, opting instead to draw on a range of influences to create their own eclectic and highly individual looks!

Travel back to the late 1960s/early 1970s with curator Lauren Whitley of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to explore the era’s freewheeling fun fashions in celebration of MAD’s exhibition Counter-Couture: Handmade Fashion in an American Counterculture.

Georgia O’Keeffe: Living Modern at The Brooklyn Museum

Georgia O’Keeffe: Living Modern progressive and independent lifestyle through a self-crafted public person


Georgia O’Keeffe was an American painter who created innovative impressionist images that challenged perceptions and evolved constantly throughout her career.

Though it may be the most recognizable style of O’Keefe’s that collected the large price, her varied body of work shows much more variety than the one style she’s most known for. Within her work and life, O’Keeffe was unapologetically true to her own vision. When she did attempt to supersede her intuition to complete hired work, she became troubled and always retreated back to what felt familiar and natural. She remains one of the most important and innovative artists of the twentieth century.

The exhibition, now in its final weeks, expands our understanding of O’Keeffe by focusing on her wardrobe, shown for the first time alongside key paintings and photographs. It confirms and explores her determination to be in charge of how the world understood her identity and artistic values.

Closing July 23, 2017

Go and buy your tickets!



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“Metaphysical Realism” on the Lower East Side

Located at the epicenter of the music scene that saw punk bands rise, the Art on a Gallery  is showcasing  ” The wendigo 2nd Annual Summer Group show” an exhibition in the Lower East side that is supporting  local and emerging artists in all media that have a certain edge to their work.

The HAD Professor Sue Karnet, a painter, sculptor and designer, has been exhibiting her artwork for many years in the United States, Europe, and Africa. Now, she is presenting her recent work “Metaphysical Realism”.

For this, Karnet explores methods of communicating ideas about perception through time and space, by using a technique that leaves the residue of previous layers, creating a palimpsest to be decoded by the viewer.

06-16-16 Lower east side


Thurs, 06/22/2017,7-9PM
Thurs, 07/13/2017, 6-8PM

For more information, visit


Congratulations to Professor Eva Díaz in Receiving grant from the Graham Foundation

The Graham Foundation announced over $560,000 in new grants for individuals around the world to support 72 innovative projects engaging original ideas in architecture. Among the funded projects are exhibitions, publications, films, performances, and site-specific installations. These diverse projects advance new scholarships, fuel creative experimentation, critical dialogue, and expand opportunities for public engagement with architecture and its role in contemporary society.

This year’s awarded projects were selected from a competitive pool of nearly 700 submissions. The funded projects are being undertaken by individuals and collaborative teams—72 projects by 99 grantees representing 20 countries—who include architects, designers, curators, filmmakers, visual artists, musicians, and writers from around the world.


Eva Diaz Book

The HAD associate professor Eva Díaz  was selected after writing her new book, The Experimenters: Chance and Design at Black Mountain College, released last year by the University of Chicago Press. The project examines how an interdisciplinary group of artists proposed new models of art practice around the concept of experimentation, and focuses on three key Black Mountain teachers in the late 1940s and early 1950s: Josef Albers, John Cage, and R. Buckminster Fuller.

Offering a bold, compelling new angle on some of the most widely studied creative figures of modern times, The Experimenters does nothing less than rewrite the story of art in the mid-twentieth century.

To learn more about the 2017 Grants to Individuals, go to

Professor Eva Diaz will be speaking about learning communities at MoMA today

Eva Diaz, HAD faculty Associate Professor , will be participating in the panel “Learning communities in modern Art and Design. This panel discussion examines three case studies in experimental education that have greatly influenced subsequent generations of learners and educators. In conjunction with the opening of the People’s Studio: Design, Experiment, Build, a new education space in the Museum.


MoMa event 061217

Tickets ($15; $10 members and corporate members; $5 students, seniors, and staff of other museums) can be purchased online.

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