- LAST CHANCE: “Portrait of an Artist/Teacher,” an exhibition, curated by faculty member Michael Filan, featuring a variety of media by graduating students in the MAT Art Education Department. Their work addresses the challenges of being a teacher and preserving their own devotion to being artists themselves. Westside Gallery, 133/141 West 21st Street, through Saturday, July 28.
- “The Missing Peace: Artists Consider the Dalai Lama,” an SVA exhibition that complements and expands upon the selection of art currently on view at the Rubin Museum of Art. Over 80 contemporary artists from 30 countries have contributed works of art in a broad array of media, expressing their personal interpretations of and reflections on the Dalai Lama’s philosophies and ideals. SVA is displaying approximately 25 works by such well-known artists as Richard Avedon, Anish Kapoor and Sebastiao Salgado, as well as contemporary artists Sanford Biggers, SVA alumnus Long-Bin Chen and Katarina Wong; and “Everything I Do Always Comes Back To Me,” an exhibition of work by SVA faculty and alumni commenting on conflict, compassion and the Buddhist ethic, featuring photography, painting, sculpture, digital art, cartooning and 3D and graphic design. Curated by longtime faculty member and acting chairman of the board Milton Glaser, this exhibit complements “The Missing Peace.” Visual Arts Gallery, 601 West 26th Street, 15th floor, through Wednesday, August 22.
- “Click Chic: The Fine Art of Fashion Photography,” an exhibition documenting the vitality of fashion photography as a vehicle for creative expression, formal experimentation and social commentary. On view will be nearly 50 images by six emerging and established photographers based in New York who have created distinctive bodies of work in fashion, curated by Dan Halm. Visual Arts Museum, 209 East 23rd Street, September 6 – October 6; Reception: Monday, September 10, 6 – 8pm.
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Image: Jessica Sackett, Untitled, 2007; from “Portrait of an Artist/Teacher.”