News & Events


    Watch the preview for Refuge, which features a live music score by Ezra Teboul:

    February 9, 2017 at 5:00pm (Screening will be 23 minutes, followed by a Q & A)
    Loew Auditorium, BFVAC
    A reception will follow in the BFVAC

    "The footage for the video was shot in May and June of this year while I was at the artist residency "Die Kolonie" in Worpswede,...

  • Senior Lecturer of Photography, Virginia Beahan, presents her exhibition Photographs From Home, February 11 - May 7, 2017 at the Joslyn Art Museum in Omaha, Nebraska.

    Photographs From Home features images of her family, her mother, and landscapes. She will give a lecture at the museum on May 30th. For more information, please visit:


  • In light of current events, including the ongoing struggle at Standing Rock to protect against the Dakota access pipeline, art presents a powerful tool to enact social change. The curators of the student gallery invite you to the opening reception for ACTIVIST ART, Sunday, February 5th at 7:00pm, Black Family Visual Arts Center.


  • Please join The Studio Art Department for Breakfast with the Arts beginning January 17!

    1/17 - Tenzin Norbu
    1/31 - Patrick Dunfey
    2/14 - Viktor Witkowski
    2/28 - Thomas Beale

    8:30 - 10:00 AM
    Nearburg Gallery, Black Family Visual Arts Center
    Pastries, muffins and coffee will be served.

    Sponsored by The Leslie Center for Humanities

  • Associate Professor Soo Sunny Park recently traveled to the United Arab Emirates to participate in the 19th Islamic Arts Festival at the Sharjah Art Museum. Bunyan, which is the title of the show, means "standing structure, forming construction, or man-built creation" in Arabic. The show opened at the Sharjah Art Museum on December 14, 2016 in the presence of His Highness Sheikh Salem bin Abdulrahman Al Qasimi, Chairman of Sharjah Ruler's office; alongside His Excellency Abdullah Al...

  • Studio Art Professor Colleen Randall is exhibiting in a group show at HallSpace Gallery in Boston:

    Painting is Not a Good Idea
    November 19 – January 7, 2017
    Saturday, Nov 19, 2016 3:00p - 6:00p

    HallSpace presents an exhibition of abstract paintings by artists selected by Jo Ann Rothschild.


  • Come to the Black Family Visual Arts Center to see Water is Life, by Studio Art Intern Darby Raymond Overstreet. This short clip is being projected on the wall of the atrium.

    From Darby: "This piece was made in response to the overwhelming solidarity that has formed among Indigenous/Native Americans against the threat that the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) imposes on clean water resources and on the Indigenous sovereignty of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe of North Dakota. The...

  • Please join the Studio Art Department at the artist's talk and opening reception for Žilvinas Kempinas!

    January 17 - March 5, 2017
    Artist's talk: January 17, 4:45pm
    Loew Auditorium, Black Family Visual Arts Center
    Reception to follow in the Jaffe-Friede Gallery, 5:45pm

    New York City artist Žilvinas Kempinas has earned international acclaim for his work which utilizes nontraditional materials, such as magnetic tape and fans. In 2007 he won the Calder Prize and was...

  • Studio Art Intern, Benjamin Albrecht, presents his show:

    Containing Chaos

    October 24 - November 22, 2016

    Barrows Exhibition Rotunda
    Hopkins Center

    "Much of my work involves introducing elements of chaos and randomness, which I then use as stimuli to respond to. For Containing Chaos, I allowed these elements to the forefront. Working intuitively, I let the paint run where it did, directing in a very limited way, the placement of the colors on...

  • Join us for Typography and Grid Systems Basics with Adobe InDesign. Learn how to organize type and pages in a logical, readable and aesthetically pleasing way. Randy Zhang ’20 will lead the workshop. November 1st, 12:30pm — 2pm in the Digital Lab, room 109, Black Family Visual Arts Center. No skills required.