First Person Singular

September 28, 2007

This year, SVA has created its first-ever lecture series. Art in the First Person encompasses talks and panel discussions sponsored by several SVA programs, including the BFA Fine Arts and Art History Departments, the MFA Art Criticism and Writing Department, the Honors Program and the Alumni Society of SVA.

The series began on September 4 with a lecture by artist David Humphrey, and will continue on Tuesday, October 2, 7pm, in the 209 East 23rd Street Amphitheater with Ann McCoy, who will talk about her three-decade career as an artist steeped in a wide range of cultural traditions. The following week, Tuesday, October 9, renowned critic Carter Ratcliff will be in the Amphitheater to deliver a lecture entitled The Point of Art. And on Tuesday, October 30, a panel of international educators—including BFA Fine Arts Department Chair Suzanne Anker and SVA faculty member Raphael Rubinstein, along with Michael Archer, Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, University of Oxford, UK; Shelley Rice, Department of Fine Arts, New York University; and Miriam van Rijsingen, Department of Art History, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands—will gather for Universal Studios: Tracking the Art School in a Globalized World, a discussion of state of art education in the era of globalization. All Art in the First Person events are free and open to the public; for a listing of more lectures in the series, visit

Image: ©2007, Visual Arts Press, Ltd.

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