Thoroughly Modern

January 27, 2006

As part of the College’s ongoing partnership with the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), SVA students are taking part in two programs at the esteemed institution. On Friday, February 3, eight BFA Animation and BFA Computer Art students – Sylvia Apostol, Aaron Brewer, Lisa LaBracio, Mashru Mishu, Nadia Saburov, Eric Wagner, Will White and Chad Yapyapan – will be attending an invitation-only workshop, Careers in Animation, which is being presented in conjunction with MoMA’s current animation exhibition, “Pixar: 20 Years of Animation.” The students will meet industry professionals from Pixar, Little Airplane Productions and other groups, and hear presentations on issues ranging from producing and directing to the role of science in animated films.

That same week, the MPS Art Therapy Department’s Coordinator of Special Programs and Projects, Valerie Sereno, along with four students – Maria Angel, Ken Cox, Linday Lederman and Jen Tedesco – will begin working with MoMA’s Department of Education to make the museum and its exhibitions more welcoming to visitors with disabilities. On Tuesday, February 7, the students will present a workshop for the museum’s educators on how to create programs for populations with developmental, physical and visual impairments. This will be the start of a continuing, monthly collaboration that will address art-therapeutic and art-making activities to accompany each of MoMA’s exhibitions.

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