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
- 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.
- August 4, 2019 Congratulations to Margaret Roleke ’84, Studio art alum, one of 6 artists selected for QAI 2019 (Queens Art Intervention)
- July 16, 2019 Kate Cheney ’20, Art History major with minors in Law & Ethics and Business Management , participated in a five-week archaeology program in Cyprus this summer, thanks to the Sister Judith Savard Study Abroad Fellowship .
- July 15, 2019 E. Jane ’12, a former Art History major, was selected as one of three artists-in-residence at the Studio Museum in Harlem for the 2019–20 year. For five decades, the residency program has provided a platform for emerging Black and Latinx artists to advance their practices.
- July 10, 2019 Former Studio Art major Ellie Ga ’98 will perform her narrative-based piece as part of the 2019 Whitney Biennial on Monday, July 22 at 7:00 pm.