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Forensic Sculpture 2018

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Forensic Sculpture 2018

The New York Academy of Art’s Forensic Sculpture Workshop, created in 2015, is the result of a unique partnership between the Academy and the New York City Office of the Medical Examiner, in which art students used skulls from actual “cold cases” to recreate the faces of the victims, in the hope of identifying unknown persons. For the week-long sculpture… Read More

21c Museums Chief Curator Alice Stites

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21c Museums Chief Curator Alice Stites

Alice Gray Stites is Museum Director and Chief Curator of 21c Museum Hotels. A multi-venue museum located in Louisville, Cincinnati, Bentonville, Durham, Lexington, Oklahoma City, and Nashville, 21c was founded by Laura Lee Brown and Steve Wilson, collectors and preservationists who are committed to expanding the audience for contemporary art. Stites curates exhibitions, site-specific installations, and a range of cultural… Read More

Artist Lecture: Alfred Leslie

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Artist Lecture: Alfred Leslie

Artist Lecture: Alfred Leslie in conversation with Alexi Worth Alfred Leslie is an American artist and filmmaker. He first achieved international success as an Abstract Expressionist painter, but changed course in the early 1960s and became a painter of realistic figurative paintings. Leslie’s solo exhibitions include those at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (1976); Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden,… Read More

Laura Murphy Doyle: Protecting the Weird and Valuable

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Laura Murphy Doyle: Protecting the Weird and Valuable

How do you insure artwork made of melting wax, or frozen blood? How should collectors care for taxidermied animals or artwork incorporating insects? Fine art insurance specialist Laura Murphy Doyle will discuss how to protect artwork and manage the risks that come with creating and collecting contemporary art.

Art, Crime and SoHo Sins

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Art, Crime and SoHo Sins

Lecture by Richard Vine, Managing Editor of Art in America Throughout history, art and crime have been deeply intertwined. Not only have artworks been the target of criminal behavior—vandalism, theft, and forgery—they have also frequently taken crimes as their subject matter: Andy Warhol’s “13 Most Wanted Men,” Weegee’s murder-victim photographs, Mike Kelley’s installation in response to serial killer John Wayne… Read More

How Artists Wear Multiple Hats

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How Artists Wear Multiple Hats

Julia Kunin lives in Brooklyn, NY. She earned a B.A. from Wellesley College and an M.F.A. from The Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University. Julia Kunin’s work is represented by Sandra Gering Inc. Gallery where she had a solo show entitled “Les Guerilleres”, in 2015.  Kunin has exhibited nationally and internationally.  Solo exhibitions include: Golden Grove at… Read More

Sustaining a Creative Life for Artists

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Sustaining a Creative Life for Artists

Lise Soskolne is an artist and core organizer of Working Artists and the Greater Economy (W.A.G.E.), a New York-based activist organization whose mission is to establish sustainable economic relationships between artists and the institutions that contract their labor, and to introduce mechanisms for self-regulation into the art field that collectively bring about a more equitable distribution of its economy. An… Read More

Grants and Foundations

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Grants and Foundations

Matthew Deleget hosts a conversation with Kay Takeda, Vice President, Grants & Services, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and Heather Pontonio, Director, Art Program, Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation Matthew Deleget is an abstract painter, curator, and arts worker. He has exhibited his work nationally and internationally, including solo and group exhibitions in the US, Europe, and Australasia. Matthew has received awards… Read More

The Artist-Gallery Relationship

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The Artist-Gallery Relationship

“The Artist-Gallery Relationship” a talk with Kristen Becker, Marianne Boesky Gallery Kristen Becker works for Marianne Boesky Gallery as the Director of Museum Engagement, a position she created to help bridge the gap between the commercial and non-profit worlds. She travels domestically and internationally to arts organizations, art fairs, and related events to facilitate more transparency amongst her peers and… Read More

National World War I Memorial Public Viewing & Artist Lecture

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National World War I Memorial Public Viewing & Artist Lecture

From March 20 – 23, the New York Academy of Art will exhibit for public viewing the designs and model for the National World War I Memorial, designed by Academy graduate Sabin Howard. The viewing is free and open to the public and on March 21 at 6:30 pm, Howard will give a free talk at the Academy discussing his… Read More