- James Sanders: Begin with the Screen: Using Film to Explore Issues of Architecture and Design: James Sanders is a New York-based architect, designer and writer whose landmark study on architecture and film, Celluloid Skyline: New York and the Movies, became the basis for a major multimedia exhibition at Grand Central Terminal in 2007. Presented by the MFA Design Criticism Department. Tuesday, November 11, 6pm, 136 West 21st Street, 2nd floor. Free and open to the public. Seating is limited at this venue. To RSVP, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- John von Bergen Lecture: U.S.-born, Berlin-based artist John von Bergen (BFA 1996 Illustration and Cartooning) works primarily in sculpture, installation and works on paper. His work has been presented in venues throughout Europe, including a solo exhibition, “The Itch,” at Galerie Lena Bruening in Berlin. Presented by the BFA Fine Arts Department. Tuesday, November 11, 7pm, 209 East 23rd Street, 3rd-floor amphitheater. Free and open to the public.
- From Sketching to Experience: The first installment of the Dot Dot Dot lecture series features Tom Bodkin, design director, The New York Times; Jake Barton, founder and principal, Local Projects; Andrew Sloat, graphic designer and videomaker; and Christopher Fahey, forthcoming faculty member for Interaction Design Fundamentals, who will discuss methods of sketching to production from their design processes. Presented by the MFA Interaction Design Department. Thursday, November 13, 6pm, White Rabbit, 145 East Houston Street. To RSVP, click here.
- Carol Becker: What We Do: Values Implicit in Schools of Art and Design: Focusing on art and design as instruments for social change, Professor Becker will discuss the relationship between the two, from their independent intrinsic values to their shared interest in sustainability, the urgencies of the planet and other pressing contemporary issues. Presented by the MFA Art Criticism and Writing Department. Thursday, November 13, 7pm, 209 East 23rd Street, 3rd-floor amphitheater. Free and open to the public.
- Artists Talk on Art Presents: Artadia: The Fund for Art and Dialogue Encouraging Great Art in America: Artadia founder and president Christopher Vroom and several Artadia Award recipients will discuss the organization’s mission of encouraging innovative practice and meaningful dialogue across the United States by providing visual artists with unrestricted awards funds and a national network of support. Friday, November 14, 7pm, 209 East 23rd Street, 3rd-floor amphitheater. Admission is free for SVA students, faculty, staff and ATOA members; $7 regular admission; $3 for SVA alumni, non-SVA students and seniors.
- Eugenia Bell: Design, Observed: Writing Design and Architecture: New York-based writer and critic Eugenia Bell will speak about the challenges and rewards of writing on design and architecture for the art press. Presented by the MFA Design Criticism Department. Tuesday, November 18, 6pm, 136 West 21st Street, 2nd floor. Free and open to the public. Seating is limited at this venue. To RSVP, please contact email@example.com.
- James Hyde Lecture: Known for his imaginative use of materials, like beach-chair webbing and illuminated Plexiglas, Brooklyn-based artist James Hyde has experimented with everything from fresco paintings on Styrofoam to furniture making. Presented by the BFA Fine Arts and Visual and Critical Studies Departments. Tuesday, November 18, 6:30pm, 133/141 West 21st Street, room 101C. Free and open to the public.
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