An inspired documentarian and fashion photographer, Peter Beard will visit SVA and present some of his work. For 40 years, Beard has held the titles of photographer, writer, diarist, anthropologist, historian and socialite. Participants can experience Beard’s life and work on December 4 in SVA’s Amphitheater, 209 East 23rd Street, 3rd floor. Admission is $10; free to Camera Club of New York members and SVA students, faculty and staff. Photo ID required for entry.
- (Dis)Harmony: November 13 – December 8; Reception: November 19,
5 – 7pm; Westside Gallery, 141 West 21st Street. This exhibition presents the work of four students from the BFA and MFA Photography, MFA Computer Art and Film, Video and Animation Departments.
- Of Animals, Politics & Identity: November 19 – December 11, 2003; Reception: November 20, 5 – 7pm; Eastside Gallery, 214 East 21st Street. This exhibition presents the work of Rachael Cole and Meg Ripley, who are both from the MFA Illustration as Visual Essay Department.
- In celebration of David Rhodes’ 25 years as president of the School of Visual Arts, there will be a dialogue, “The State of American Art Today,” on Thursday, November 20 at 8pm. The dialogue will consist of a lecture by art historians Donald Kuspit and Jan Avgikos. Following the lecture, there will be a dialogue between the two speakers and then a discussion with the audience. “The State of American Art Today” will be held in the SVA Amphitheater, 209 East 23rd Street.
Image: Paula Ferraz Fortes, Cambio, 2003, from (Dis)Harmony
The following two exhibitions will be on view November 9 through November 22. The reception for both will take place Tuesday, November 11, from 5 – 7 pm in the Visual Arts Gallery, 137 Wooster Street:
- Hobby Lobby: An exhibition of work by students in the BFA Fine Arts Department, curated by artist and faculty member Marilyn Minter.
- Kürsten Bracchi: An exhibition of work by Bracchi, a 2003 graduate from the BFA Photography Department. Jamie Isaia, also a 2003 photography graduate, curated the exhibition.
- The MAT Art Education Department would like to invite the community to its second fall lecture of the year, featuring John Marcus Broughton, Associate Professor of Psychology and Education at Columbia University. The lecture, “Nothing Can Hurt Us: The Technology of Zero in Media Culture,” takes place Friday, November 14, 7:30 – 9:30pm, at the department’s new space, 132 West 21st Street, 4th Floor.
Image: John Bucklin, Two Yellow Houses, 2003, from Hobby Lobby