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Professor Banner and her Creating Exhibitions Class Meet With Tom Otterness

On a recent class visit to the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, Professor Lisa Banner and her Creating Exhibitions students had the opportunity to talk with the artist Tom Otterness. A New York based American public sculpture artist, Tom Otterness has a number of works on view around the city such as his Life Underground series that can be found throughout the 14th Street station. During their visit to the cathedral, the students along with Professor Banner spoke with Mr. Otterness about his latest instillation, The Value of Food, on view until April 3rd. As mentioned on the cathedral’s website, the instillation is part of an exhibition focusing on food security, accessibility, and sustainability.

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On a previous excursion, the Creating Exhibitions students along with Professor Banner paid a visit to the Scandinavia House. Scandinavia House is The Nordic Center in America and headquarters to the American-Scandinavian Foundation.

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HA&D MS Graduate Student, Lilian Day Thorpe’s Photographs Are on Display at Better Being 940

Lilian Day Thorpe - The Moon Rose Over An Open Field
Lilian Day Thorpe – The Moon Rose Over An Open Field

Currently on display at Better Being 940 restaurant (537 Ninth Ave) are twelve works of digital photomontage, “Gullkistan” and “Soft Fictions,” by fine art photographer Lilian Day Thorpe. Thorpe, who is 23, is a winner of this year’s Surface Magazine Avant Guardian photo competition. She graduated from Pratt Institute in 2014 with highest honors, and is currently earning a master’s degree in art history, also at Pratt. In the fall of 2014, Thorpe spent a month at the Gullkistan Residency for Artists in Laugarvatn, Iceland where she created a series of works inspired by the darkly beautiful stillness of the Icelandic countryside. Her senior thesis, “Soft Fictions,” combines elements from her own original photographs to create fictional landscapes reminiscent of Renaissance paintings and the works of Caspar David Friedrich, Arnold Böcklin, and others. Thorpe’s works have been shown at galleries in Iceland and in Maine.

For more information, call Better Being at 858-9488, or Lilian Day Thorpe: phone :: 207-669-2699; email:: liliandays@gmail.com; website : lilianday.com

Graduate and Undergraduate History of Interior Design Students Enjoying Philip Johnson’s Glass House

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The students taking HAD’s History of Interior Design courses this spring semester had the opportunity to visit Philip Johnson’s Glass House in New Canaan, Connecticut. Led by Professors Lasc and Zieve, the students departed Brooklyn Campus early on a Saturday morning to spend half of the day on the former architect’s estate. The visit was followed by a lively in-class discussion about the origins of modern American architecture and interior design.

Seniors Explore the Grim and Gruesome at the Morbid Anatomy Museum

Senior Seminar class trip to the Morbid Anatomy Museum
Senior Seminar class trip to the Morbid Anatomy Museum

Megan Govin, Graduate Student, Awarded Honorable Mention in Curatorial Competition

Megan Govin, a graduate student pursuing an MS in the History of Art and Design, received an honorable mention in the Robert Rauschenberg Emerging Curator Competition. The competition is a collaboration between online art resource Artsy and the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation.

Govin received an honorable mention for her proposal “The Fullness and The Void: Rauschenberg and the Monochrome” which focuses on Rauschenberg’s monochromes and those of his contemporaries. Emerging Curator Competition. Govin’s proposal is currently featured on https://artsy.net/feature/robert-rauschenberg-emerging-curator-competition
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Christina Sapega, Graduate Student, Presents Paper at SECAC

On October 11th at the Southeastern College Art Conference (SECAC), Christina Sapega (MS Degree Program) presented on a panel led by Professor Edwards titled Native American Art: Past and Present. Her paper was titled “An Exploration of the Sisiutl Motif in the Art of the People of the Northwest Coast.”  The conference was held in Sarasota, Florida this year.

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Full PDF: SECAC 2014 Program

HAD Internships

The poster below represents a list of all the institutions where our undergraduate and graduate students had successful internships for credit during the past academic year. The list indicates the wide variety of experience that is possible through the internship program. Some students discovered a new career path that opened up for them and a few learned that  what they had thought was a career choice was not suited to their interests and skills—both valuable outcomes! During the internship, students are required to interview someone who is a potential role model for their own aspirations. This project has proved to be informative and, in some cases, fascinating.

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HA651- Intro to Painting Conservation

In the fall 2012 semester, graduate students in Prof. Corey D’Augustine’s course, Introduction to Painting Conservation, learned about tempera paintings by making their own on wood panels with gold leaf. Their images were inspired by work at The Metropolitan. Here are two examples of completed paintings by Sarah Szabo, on the left, and Amelia Catalano, on the right.

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HA 406 Trip to Philadelphia

HA 406 Senior Seminar (History of Collecting) in Philadelphia,  Sunday, April 7th. 

Class went to the Barnes Foundation and then to the Rodin Museum and garden.
bottom row: Atina Sutton, Jaclyn Miller, Maria Hinojosa, Lauren Schmitz, Louise Makowski, Regina Dubin, Top row: Jennifer Neff, Dr. Frima Fox Hofrichter, Devon Christman, Rebecca Plock, Catherine Best, Hyun Kim
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Atina Sutton, Jaclyn Miller, Maria Hinojosa, Lauren Schmitz, Louise Makowski, Regina Dubin,
Top row:
Jennifer Neff, Dr. Frima Fox Hofrichter, Devon Christman, Rebecca Plock, Catherine Best, Hyun Kim
 Inspired by Rodin!
Inspired by Rodin!

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