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Visual Art and Humor: A Discussion

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Visual Art and Humor: A Discussion

What makes a picture funny? Can satire happen without words? Ken Johnson, former art critic for The New York Times, and Robert Mankoff, cartoons editor of The New Yorker, hold an freewheeling discussion on visual art and humor. Ken Johnson grew up in Maine and graduated from Brown University in 1976 with a B.A. in art. He earned a masters… Read More

Piss and Vinegar: Artists Panel

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Piss and Vinegar: Artists Panel

Panel discussion about the exhibition Piss and Vinegar: Two Generations of Provocateurs moderated by Ken Johnson and featuring artists Natalie Frank, Hilary Harkness, and Peter Saul.

Legal Matters: Matthew Deleget in conversation with Franklin Boyd

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Legal Matters: Matthew Deleget in conversation with Franklin Boyd

Matthew Deleget is an artist, curator, and arts worker. Matthew has exhibited his work nationally and internationally, including solo and group exhibitions in the US, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. His work was included in the 2014 Whitney Biennial by Michelle Grabner at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. His additional museum exhibitions include MoMA/P.S.1 (Long Island City,… Read More

Navigating Social Media: Sharon Louden in conversation with Kimberly Drew

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Navigating Social Media: Sharon Louden in conversation with Kimberly Drew

Kimberly Drew (@museummammy) received her B.A. from Smith College in Art History and African-American Studies, with a concentration in Museum Studies. An avid lover of black culture and art, Drew first experienced the art world as an intern in the Director’s Office of The Studio Museum in Harlem. Her time at the Studio Museum inspired her to start the Tumblr blog… Read More

On Curating: Sharon Louden in conversation with Hrag Vartanian and Jason Andrew

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On Curating: Sharon Louden in conversation with Hrag Vartanian and Jason Andrew

Hrag Vartanian is editor-in-chief and co-founder of Hyperallergic, a publication he created in 2009 in response to the changes in the art world, publishing, and the distribution of information. Breaking news, award-winning reporting, informed opinions, and quality conversations about art have helped Hyperallergic reach over 1 million readers a month. Hrag launched the Hyperallergic podcast in 2016 which travels around… Read More

Sharon Louden in conversation with Scott Rothkopf

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Sharon Louden in conversation with Scott Rothkopf

Scott Rothkopf is the Deputy Director for Programs and Nancy and Steve Crown Family Chief Curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art. He joined the Whitney’s staff in 2009 as curator and in that role has organized Wade Guyton OS (2012) and Glenn Ligon: AMERICA (2011), which traveled to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Modern… Read More

Activism and Culture Production: Deana Haggag, Mark Tribe, William Powhida and Caroline Woolard

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Caroline Woolard (b. 1984) is a New York-based artist born in Rhode Island. Woolard co-creates art and institutions for the solidarity economy. Her multi-year, collaborative projects include OurGoods.org (2008-2016); TradeSchool.coop (2009-2016); and BFAMFAPhD.com (2014-2016). Recent commissions include WOUND, Cooper Union, New York, NY (2016); and Capitoline Wolves, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY (2016), and MoMA Studio: Exchange Café, New York, NY (2014). Her work… Read More

Right Left Brain

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Right  Left Brain

The New York Academy of Art has a talented staff. Balancing a day job and a studio practice is not easy and yet the Academy’s staff (from the art handlers to the President) do just this. What a positive life lesson for emerging artists and students to learn. Right Left Brain lets the public see the creative talent of the… Read More

Piss and Vinegar

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Piss and Vinegar

  Curated by Peter Drake, Dean of the Academy, and gallerist George Adams, Piss and Vinegar unites two generations of provocateurs: five men who came of age in the 1960s and five contemporary female artists. Robert Arneson, Robert Colescott, R. Crumb, Peter Saul, and Robert Williams, whose satirical, sarcastic prints and paintings demonstrate influences from psychedelia to MAD Magazine, will… Read More

Eye to Eye

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Eye to Eye

Eye to Eye was developed by collector Laura Skoler and Dean Peter Drake. Skoler, a longtime patron of emerging artists, is a founding member of the New Museum and the Daniel and Florence Guerlain Foundation in Paris. For Eye to Eye, Skoler selected works by a diverse group of second-year MFA students at the Academy, and invited each student to… Read More