MMC’s Department of Art and Art History hosts frequent events and shows in the Hewitt Gallery of Art, and we love to highlight the accomplishments of our students, alumni, and faculty. To get a sense of how active the department is, check out our events and news stories below.
Recent News from the Department
- December 1, 2019 For Flaherty NYC: Surface Knowledge, Anthology Film Archives , New York Monday, December 2, 2019, 7 p.m.
- November 4, 2019 Go Figure: The Female Gaze, curated by Hallie Cohen, MFA, Professor of Art and Director of the Gallery, presents the work of eleven women artists who are embracing feminism and ecofeminism in order to challenge the traditions of male hegemony in art.
- October 19, 2019 A graduate of MMC’s Art History program, Michael Quituisaca ’17 is now working toward his master’s in Art History at American University, where he and his peers have opened Moves Like Walter , the first exclusive exhibition from the Corcoran Legacy Collection.
- October 17, 2019 Distinguished Chair and Professor of Art History at MMC, Jason Rosenfeld, Ph.D. , has curated the latest exhibition at Hollis Taggart Gallery in Chelsea, celebrating the work of artist Leon Berkowitz.
- October 8, 2019 On Wednesday, October 2, artist and activist Zoë Buckman spoke to MMC art students at the Fort Gansevoort gallery about her current solo show, Heavy Rag, as part of the College’s recurring “Conversations on Diversity and Social Justice” series.
- September 26, 2019 Curated by MMC alum Kristen Haskell ’05, SYNAPSESexplores the deep interconnectivity between artists belonging to a small Brooklyn art collective, The Gowanus Swim Society .
- September 3, 2019
Marymount Manhattan College’s Department of Art & Art History prepares students with a stellar education grounded in the liberal arts, and graduates go on to an array of impressive careers as artists and in art-related fields. This summer proved to be an especially fruitful one for the department’s graduates, with six alumni attaining milestone achievements in their careers.
“The Art and Art History faculty are delighted and proud of the extraordinary accomplishments of this recent group of alumni,” says Beth Shipley, MFA, Associate Professor of Art and Chair of the Art and Art History Department. “The diversity of their pursuits—crossing disciplines and spanning the globe—speaks to their ability to transform a core body of knowledge into far reaching innovations and significant contributions in the fields of contemporary art and arts administration.”
Read their stories below:
- August 8, 2019
- August 5, 2019 Amy Pekal ’15 Art History and Business major, Studio Art minor , was one of 6 [out of 110 applicants] selected to participate in Cittadellarte and Fondazione Zegna’s residential module, Rituals of the Contemporary.
- August 5, 2019 Studio art alum and Mixed Media artist, Kristen Haskell’s Decomposition drawings are in “Vision Quest,” an exhibition of art, fashion and music at the Hartford ArtSpace.