Professor of the Practice David Antonio Cruz participated in a conversation entitled "Radical Figuration in the Spirit of Alice Neel and Robert Henri" organized by The Met Museum on the occasion of the exhibition Alice Neel: People Come First, which features a comparative painting by Robert Henri (1865–1929).
The Massachusetts Book Awards recognize significant works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and children’s/young adult literature published by current Commonwealth residents. Ethan and Vita Murrow's book Zero Local: Next Stop: Kindness published by Candlewick Press, was recently awarded a Picture Book, Early Reader Honor.
Professors of the Practice Danielle Abrams and Mary Ellen Strom have been selected to be the inaugural artists for the Pauli Murray Residency (PMR) at Eaton Workshop in Washington, D.C. from fall 2021 to spring 2022. The PMR provides creatives with the gift of space and time to work on existing or forthcoming projects that focus on the intersections of race, equity, and justice.
The Outwin: American Portraiture Today is a major exhibition organized by the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery, featuring the finalists of the Portrait Gallery’s fifth triennial Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition. On October 23, The Outwin artist and Professor of the Practice David Antonio Cruz participated in a discussion of representing friends, family, and activists in the queer community, as well as how an artist’s work can disrupt the traditionally heteronormative genre of portraiture by centering queer bodies and queer intimacy. The event was organized by the Kemper Art Museum.
Maria Fong, BFA '21, will be featured in the Embodied Identities exhibition from October 21 through December 17 at the Pao Arts Center in Boston.
Maria Fong, BFA '21, has work that will be on view at the InPublic Festival 2021 with Design for Social Intervention at the Downtown Crossing Steps from October 29-31.
Professor of the Practice Rachelle Mozman Solano is featured in a solo exhibition entitled All These Things I Carry with Me through January 2 at the South Bend Museum in South Bend, Indiana.
Lecturer Mara Metcalf, MFA '87, is exhibiting works on paper in a three-person show entitled Enigmatic Space at the Chazan Gallery in the Wheeler School in Providence, RI. The exhibition opens on October 21 and runs through November 11.
Lecturer Betsy Redelman Díaz and Sally Lee, MFA '20, are featured in an exhibition of ceramics entitled Shaping Things/Dando Forma a Las Cosas at the Essex Art Center in Lawrence, MA. The exhibition will be on view from October 22 through December 12.
Lecturer Glenna Lang recently published Jane Jacobs's First City: Learning from Scranton PA. This book reveals how writer Jane Jacobs's hometown of Scranton, Pennsylvania influenced many of her ideas.
Lecturer Ria Brodell, MFA '06, is exhibiting work from their Butch Heroes series at The Freedman Gallery at Albright College from October 7 through December 5. The show brings together new work as well as Butch Heroes from the collections of the Minnesota Museum of American Art, the Leslie Lohman Museum of Art, and the Cornel Fine Arts Museum.