- Paula Hayes Lecture: Inspired by the natural world, artist Paula Hayes incorporates flowers, plants, birds and other living elements into terrariums, bird houses and outdoor installation works. Presented by the BFA Fine Arts and BFA Visual and Critical Studies Departments. Tuesday, January 20, 6:30pm, 133/141 West 21st Street, room 101C. Free and open to the public.
- Out of Control: Increasing Frustration Tolerance in Children Through Art: Annette Vacarro, LCSW, ATR-BC will discuss how art making can enhance cooperative functioning in children with impulses for destructive action, based on the case of a 16-year-old adolescent with Intermittent Explosive Disorder. Presented by the MPS Art Therapy Department. Wednesday, January 21, 6:30 – 8pm, 133/141 West 21st Street, room 101C. Free and open to the public. Please RSVP to 212.592.2610 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Susan Buck-Morss: Visual Empire: Writer and educator Susan Buck-Morss will discuss how ideas of empire and sovereignty are reflected in visual imagery. She is a professor at Cornell University and her most recent book is Hegel, Haiti and Universal History (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2008). Presented by the MFA Art Criticism and Writing Department. Thursday, January 29, 7pm, Visual Arts Theater, 333 West 23rd Street. Free and open to the public.
- Artists Talk on Art Presents: Clay Made: New York ceramics artists Ann Agee, Arlene Shechet and Beverly Semmes will discuss their work; organizer Michael Klein, co-founder of Talking Point Films, will moderate. Friday, January 30, 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.
- Mark Dery Lecture: In his lecture The Pathological Sublime: Beauty and Horror in the Age of Terror, cultural critic Mark Dery explains how artists like Gregory Crewdson, Mark Dion and Alexis Rockman link beauty and horror in their work. Presented by the BFA Fine Arts and BFA Visual and Critical Studies Departments. Tuesday, February 3, 6:30pm, 133/141 West 21 Street, room 101C. Free and open to the public.
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