Archive for November, 2009

Art Contest 2010

November 28, 2009

Discover the Museum inside the Library contest

Respond to any work of art in the library in writing, film, music, or visual art and win a $500 prize!  There will be a graduate and an undergraduate winner. Deadline January 31, 2010.



Meet the Candidates for the Art History Lecture search!

November 24, 2009

Meet the Candidates
For our new Lecturer in Art History position

•    Tuesday, December 1, 12:30
Paula Lee, 17th Century France

•    Wednesday, December 2, 12:00
Niria Leyva-Gutierrez, Spanish Baroque and Colonial Art

•    Friday, December 4, 1:30
Eric Anderson, Modern architecture

•    Wednesday, December 9, 12:00
Malka Simon, Modern architecture

All Lectures will be approximately 30 minutes and will be located in 5313 Boylan

Jessie Schaeffer, ’09 on artist Chitra Ganesh

November 24, 2009

Jessie Schaeffer, an art historian who graduated in May 2009, had her undergraduate thesis on artist Chitra Ganesh selected from top papers in the Art department to be published in Brooklyn’s new undergraduate research journal.  Congrats to Jessie!


Ed Coppola in “Skull” until December 4

November 24, 2009

University college Art Gallery at Farleigh Dickinson University, Room 11 University Hall, M-F 9:30-4:30

Brooklyn MA Sonja Sekely to speak at Pizer Colloquium

November 17, 2009

Thursday, November 19 6-8pm

Woody Tanger Auditorium Main Library

Sonja Sekely-Rowland will speak on her MA thesis work: “Crossing Paths with an Angel: Hugo Brehme and the Dead Boy”

Program in Greek and Latin Language

November 17, 2009

I am writing today to acquaint you with the Post-Baccalaureate Program in Classical Studies at the University of Pennsylvania.  You may already be familiar with our program:  we offer intensive Greek and Latin language classes as well as individual advising so that promising students can receive the background they need to continue their careers in Classics or a related field.

Here are some facts you may not know:

*       Beginning with the 2009-2010 academic year, our program offers four options for a certificate recognizing the academic accomplishments of students who complete the Post-Baccalaureate Classical Studies Program at Penn.  While it is not a diploma or a degree, the certificate acknowledges the rigor of the classical curriculum at Penn and the excellence that our students achieve in order to earn a certificate.

*       We have an excellent placement record.  Our students have been accepted, many with generous stipends and fellowships, by graduate programs at some of the most prestigious universities in the world.

*       Our program has prepared students for careers in Classical Philology, Classical Philosophy, Ancient History, Archaeology, Linguistics, Comparative Literature, Religious Studies, and Byzantine Studies.

*       Tuition is heavily subsidized by Penn’s College of Liberal and Professional Studies, so a year’s tuition at the Post-Baccalaureate Program in Classical Studies costs a fraction of the tuition charged for Ivy League undergraduate or graduate programs.

The application deadline for Fall 2010 is March 15, 2010.  You will find information about the program and application procedures at our website,

Professional Development for Artists

November 17, 2009

Two-Day Professional-Development Workshop: Creating Success for Your Visual-Art Practice
College Art Association
Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
Location: 315 East Warren Avenue, Detroit, MI  (313.494.5800)

November 20 & 21, 2009, 8:00 AM—5:00 PM
(for 2 days): $50 General Admission, $25 Students and Seniors
Price includes light breakfast, boxed lunch, and networking reception Friday evening.
(A limited number of stipends is available. Please see below to contact Susan Schear.)

Two days of professional development for visual artists at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit, in partnership with the College Art Association (CAA) and Art Serve Michigan, Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center, Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Lawrence Technological University, Marygrove College, Oakland University, and Wayne State University.

TODAY! Juana Valdes in Art Walk auction

November 17, 2009

From Professor Juana Valdes: I am pleased to invite you to an auction benefiting the Coalition for the Homeless which I donated work for. Please help us spread the word about this important benefit event.  If you know of anyone who would be interested in purchasing tickets or who might be interested in bidding on works in the auctions, please direct them to the event website: <; .  People can view works in the auctions online, buy tickets and get additional information from the website.  People can place absentee bids through our office if they are interested in bidding but cannot attend the event.  Tickets for the event are $200.
A benefit for Coalition for the Homeless
Co-chairs: Alec Baldwin, Richard Gere and Carey Lowell
Artist Honoree: Pat Steir
Tuesday, November 17
Skylight Studio, 275 Hudson Street, NYC
6:30pm doors / 8pm live auction
Tickets are $200 and $500 <;
The event includes a cocktail party, food, a short live auction and a large silent auction.
Thanks again for your wonderful support of the event.  We hope to see you at ARTWALK on November 17th.

David Lantow collaborates with Steve Wolfe at the Whitney

November 17, 2009

From Brooklyn’s own Professor David Lantow:

Steve Wolfe and I collaborated on many of the pieces in this exhibit, (I did all of the lithographic work) including the two shown here.
His work is amazing! Hope you can see it. Enjoy!
David Lantow
Steve Wolfe on Paper
Through November 29, 2009

Steve Wolfe meticulously re-creates everyday objects such as book covers and vinyl records to investigate the intersections among material culture, intellectual history, and personal and collective memory. Steve Wolfe on Paper, which spans the past two decades, is the first major in-depth look at Wolfe’s two-dimensional works, many of which combine aspects of drawing, painting, collage, and printmaking.

Fiction and Photography at the Metropolitan

November 15, 2009

Sponsored by the Metropolitan’s College Programs and in conjunction with Robert Frank’s The Americans, attend a special viewing of the exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum at 6:00pm on November 18, then on to Symphony Space on 95th and Broadway for Selected Shorts with readings of Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg.  Only 10$ for students!  Use code JHM378 at to get tickets.