In the SVA Galleries:
- LAST CHANCE: “Self-Portrait,” an exhibition of work by students in the MPS Art Therapy Department and the clients with whom they work at their internship sites. Curated by Liz DelliCarpini, internship coordinator, MPS Art Therapy Department. Westside Gallery, 133/141 West 21st Street, through Saturday, March 21.
- Off-Roading: The Reinvention of the American Gas Guzzler, an exhibition featuring work by students in the BFA Advertising and Graphic Design Department, curated by Kevin O’Callaghan. SVA Gallery, 209 East 23rd Street, March 23 – April 11; Reception: Tuesday, March 24, 6 – 8pm.
- “Beautiful Losers,” an exhibition of work by third-year students in the BFA Illustration and Cartooning Department exploring the figure of the tragic hero or heroine. Curated by Department Chair Thomas Woodruff. Visual Arts Gallery, 601 West 26th Street, 15th floor, March 20 – April 4; Reception: Wednesday, March 25, 6 – 8pm.
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- Artists Talk on Art Presents: Turning Writing into Art: A discussion with New York artists exploring the ways in which Arabic, Middle Eastern and Islamic literary texts inform their work. The artists are Fareen Butt, Sumayyah Samaha and Emna Zghal; Ayse Turgut, independent curator, will moderate. Friday, March 20, 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.
- Laura Kurgan: Mapping Justice: Laura Kurgan teaches in Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, where she is director of Visual Studies and director of the Spatial Information Design Lab. Her work blends academic architectural research with design, information, communication, advocacy and public work. Presented by the MFA Design Criticism Department. Tuesday, March 24, 6:30 – 8:30pm, 136 West 21st Street, 2nd floor. Free and open to the public. Please RSVP to 212.592.2228 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- America: From Concord to Abu Ghraib: Authors and distinguished writers on the faculty at SVA read from their poetry, memoirs and short fiction to offer personal perspectives on America, from its beginnings to the 2lst century, from Concord to Abu Ghraib, from Benjamin Franklin to Joe Franklin. The speakers include Everett Aison, Billy Altman, Camillo “Mac” Bica, Ray DiPalma, Ginny Mackenzie, Richard Pepperman, Louis Phillips and Regina Weinreich. Presented by the Humanities and Sciences Department. Thursday, March 26, 7 – 9pm, 209 East 23rd Street, 3rd-floor amphitheater. Free and open to the public.
For a complete list of SVA events, visit sva.edu/events.
Image: Lara Kahan, Untitled, 2008; from “Self-Portrait.”