- Artists Talk on Art presents: Friday, November 30, Reinventing the Miniature, a panel in which Mumtaz Hussain and other artists talk about how their work continues a dialogue with the traditional Islamic art form of miniature painting. Organized and moderated by independent curator Ayse Turgut; and Friday, December 7, East of the Bowery: Trends from the Galleries, a panel discussion in which representatives from several of the neighborhood’s art venues will talk about its newfound vitality. ATOA events take place at 7pm in the Amphitheater, 209 East 23rd Street, 3rd floor. Admission is free for SVA students, faculty, staff and ATOA members; $7 regular admission; $3 for SVA alumni, non-SVA students and seniors.
- Dana Schutz Lecture: Few artists of her generation have attracted attention as has painter Dana Schutz, whose provocatively-entitled pictures of cannibals, castaways and primordial landscapes are in the collections of MoMA, the Guggenheim Museum and the Whitney Museum of American Art. Presented by the BFA Fine Arts and Art History Departments. Tuesday, December 4, 6:30pm, 133/141 West 21st Street, room 101c. Free and open to the public.
- Camera Club of New York Presents: Jonathan Torgovnik: A lecture by photographer and SVA alumnus Jonathan Torgovnik (BFA 1996 Photography), whose work has been published in Aperture, GEO, Newsweek, Paris Match, The Sunday Times Magazine, Stern and Smithsonian. Thursday, December 6, 7pm, Amphitheater, 209 East 23rd Street, 3rd floor. Admission is free for SVA students and Camera Club members; other students (with ID) $5; regular admission $10.
- Fine Arts Open Studios: MFA Fine Arts Department, 141 West 21st Street, 8th and 9th floors: Thursday, December 13, 5 – 9pm; Saturday, December 15, 12 noon – 6pm; Reception: Friday, December 14, 5 – 9pm. BFA Fine Arts Department, Painting: 141 West 21st Street, 4th and 6th floors: Wednesday, December 12, 5 – 9pm. BFA Fine Arts Department, Sculpture: 30 West 17th Street, Saturday, December 8 and Sunday, December 9, 12 noon – 6pm; Reception: Monday, December 10, 5 – 9pm.
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