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Marlene McCarty, Faculty is part of a group show,Love Letter for Miroon view at Fresh Window through April 1, 2018. She recently spokewith Time Magazine about the impact of Therese Frare's photo of David Kirby. McCarty is currently featured in Queering Space, an art exhibition that examines where queerness meets form, at Alfred University, on view through March 28. McCarty is also featured in Beyond Suffrage: A Century of New York Women in Politics, at the Museum of the City of New york through July 22, 2018. 

Melissa Rachleff- Burtt, Faculty wins the 2018 Alfred H. Barr Jr. Award For Smaller Museums, Libraries, Collections, And Exhibitions for Inventing Downtown: Artist-Run Galleries in New York City, 1952–1965, Grey Art Gallery.Rachleff- Burtt has also been awareded the Municipal Art Society of New York awarded Melissa Rachleff, Faculty, the 2018 Brendan Gill Prize for Inventing Downtown: Artist-Run Galleries in New York City, 1952-1965. More information on the award and the April 11 Celebrating the City event can be found hereHere is a New York Times profile on the exhibition. Rachelff Burtt has also curated Narrative and Counternarrative: (Re) Defining the 1960s, an exhibition that examines the role Washington Square played in the sixties as a convergence point for cultural innovators, political activists, and student radicals who defined the era and made a lasting impact on NYU. Re-examine this decade of upheaval and transformation through documents from all three of the Libraries' special collections in this exhibition curated by Professor Rachleff Burtt. 70 Washington Square South, Main Floor. Rachelff- Burtt was awarded a prestigious Faculty Fellowship at the Humanities Initiative for 2013-2014 in support of the research she did for the exhibition. 

Max Razdow, MFA/ Faculty, participated in An Art Book Fair, featuring rare and limited edition art books by local and international publishers and art book fairs from Feb 24–25, 2018 at Beeler Gallery in Columbus, Ohio. He also curated Mist Wreathhead for Spring Break Art Show in New York from March 6–12, 2018. 

Shadi Harouni, Faculty is participating in ROYGBIV, a group exhibition at Kate Werble Gallery, on view through Feb 10, 2018. 

Priyanka Dasgupta, Faculty, is featured in Another Echo, a group exhibition curated by Allie Tepper. The exhibition also features work by MA alumni Chad Marshall. On view at Sculpture Center through April 2.

Amy Whitaker
, Faculty, and her research into how artists can benefit from holding equity in their work, are featured in Artsy. She has also written an article for artdaily, "New Research Models How Artists can Benefit From Retaining Equity in Work"Whitaker was also interviewed on the Bloomberg Benchmarch Podcast about art thinking in relation to the global economy. The podcast can be found here. 

Lyle Ashton HarrisFaculty was featured in the 2017 Whitney Biennial, where he presented Once (Now) Again. He will be presenting this for the 40th Anniversary of France’s preeminent documentary film festival Cinéma du Réel, alongside recent multi-channel video works, shown for the first time in France at the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris from March 9 – April 1, 2018. Harris has released a book, Today I Shall Judge Nothing that Occurs, available for purchase from Arcana. Harris was appointed as a 2016 Fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, which he was awarded to expand his Ektachrome Archive project. Acknowledgement of his appointment has been published in the New York Times.  Recently, Harris has been featured in several publications. The New York Times's photograph, video, and visual journalism blog, Lens, features an article about Harris's work entitled, "Reclaiming the Photographic Narrative of African-Americans" by James Estrin. His photography has been included in Viceand on the cover of the March 20, 2016 issue of The New York Times MagazineHolland Cotter also gave a shout out to Harris's Billie #21 in his review of the Whitney Museum's exhibition, Human Interest: Portraits from the Whitney's Collectionfor the New York Times. Lyle is also featured in this Artnet article on the Whitney Biennial. Here is Lyle featured in The Art Newspaper. 

Jian-Jun Zhang, Faculty, had a solo exhibition of works, Between Then and Nowthat was on view from Sept 23, 2017 - January 28, 2018 at OCAT Xi'AN. 

Rita Barros,
 Faculty/ MA, is featured in VOLUMES: Stella Waitzkin + Rita BarrosThe Road Less Traveled Exhibition, Volumes, is part of the 50th anniversary of the Kohler Arts Center in Wisconsin where Rita Barros' work will be shown in dialogue with the artist Stella Waitzkin. On view: June 4, 2017 - March 4, 2018. 

Jesse Bransford, Faculty is participating in the group exhibition She Ritual at Westchester Community College Center for the Arts in White Plains, NY. She Ritual investigates the territory of the divine feminine through encountering the spiritual, metaphysical and invisible layers of this realm. For She Ritual, along with other works, he created a charged floor piece dedicated to the Goddess reflecting his current work with the great teachings of the Mahavidyas. The exhibition is on view through October 31, 2017. 

Chris Bogia, Faculty/B.S., has been interviewed by Artsy on founding Fire Island Artist Residency. 

Nancy Burton, Faculty, is featured in in the NYT's "A Catskills Art Scene Makes a Splash With Free Curry.

Roselee Goldberg, Faculty, and Performa are featured in an article on Artnet, "Why Performance Has Become the Essential Art Medium of the 21st Century.Goldberg and Performa 17 are also featured in ARTnews's highlights of the "South African Pavilion Without Walls" and "Afroglossia" featuring artists from Kenya, Ethiopia, Morocco, and South Africa for the Performa 17 Biennial. Commissions from Performa's Archive are currently on view at White Chapel Gallery in London through March 4, 2018.  

Sandra Lang, Faculty gave two talks in China. The first was "Visual Arts Administration in the United States," April 20, 2017 at Central Academy of Fine Art. It was about visual arts administration in the U.S. and clarified NYU's Visual Arts Administration to Chinese applicants. The second was "From Soho to the Highline, the history and development of NYC cultural districts" as part of CAFA's 2nd Art Industrial Parks Development forum on April 21, 2017. 

Lonnie Woods, Faculty curated an exhibition in the Rosenberg Gallery jux·ta·po·si·tion:an exhibition highlighting the works of african-american faculty, staff, alumni and current students within NYU Steinhardt's Department of Art and Art Professions. An article was published about it in Washington Square News. 

Nancy Deihl
Faculty/Director of Costume Studies is featured in the Slate article, "Why Is Futuristic Fashion Still Retro?" discussing the intersection of fashion and technology. Deihl has also co-written a book with Daniel James Cole entitled The History of Modern Fashionwhich covers fashion history from 1850 through to 2010 discussing each decade of fashion and its relation to the culture of the twentieth century. Both Deihl and James are featured in an interview discussing their book with the New York Post entitled, "Answers to all the fashion questions you were afraid to ask." Additionally, Deihl has been quoted in the New York Times article, "The Corset Stays the Course." Nancy has also been quoted in this Broadly article on corsets and the history of the female silhouette. 

Judith Scwartz, Faculty will be participating in Rewind: 60 Years at CACa comprehensive exhibit that chronicles Clay Art Center from 1957 to present. The group exhibition exhibits artists who have created work at the center and who have helped establish the studios as a place for professional development. Judith worked at the clay center from 1964-1967. 

Jonathan Berger, Faculty was selected as a finalist for his proposal of work to be displayed on a permanent plinth that will be coming to the High Line. The Plinth is to be a landmark destination for major public art commissions, and will be the space on the High Line dedicated specifically to art. Berger's proposal is Bell Machine, a structure that functions both as a piece and an instrument. The structure houses a large metal drum whose rotation activates a series of small hammers that ring the 183 bells which are suspended above it. Berger has also been featured in a Rolling Stone article on his collaboration with MIchael Stipe, a photobook they are releasing. 

Jessica Hamlin, Faculty wrote an essay for e_flux, Neoliberalism and EducationAn earlier version of this piece was originally presented at "State of Emergency: Politics, Aesthetics, Trumpism, a public forum that took place at NYU in December. 

John Torreano, Faculty was featured in an exhibition on view in the 3rd floor reception area of Barney building. Dark Matters Without Time was an installation that honored his 25 year collaboration with NYU and the Department of Art and Art Professions. The exhibition was curated by Hugh O'Rourke. 

Peter Campus, emeritus Faculty was featured was a solo exhibition at Jeu de Paume in Paris, France, titled video ergo sum.

Ross Blecker, 
Faculty exhibited at Dallas Contemporary, on view January 15 through March 12, 2017. The exhibition's title, Find a peaceful place where you can make plans for the future, takes its title from a fortune cookie, and will feature paintings of landscapes, crowds, flowers, architecture, and birds, all from the last two years. Together they function as memento mori - a meditation on memory and loss. He was featured in the Artnet News article, "80s Art World 'It' Boy Ross Bleckner Is Having a New York Moment." In the article, the author discusses the expanse of Bleckner's career as an artist from the 1970s through to today and his recent bounty of shows. 

Tommy Hartung, Faculty was selected to particiapte in the 2017 Whitney Biennial as part of a participating group of artists who are looking for their place in an unstable society. 

Maureen Gallace, Faculty was featured in a New York Times article about her retrospective at MoMA PS1. The show was also listed in the New Yorker "Goings About Town", and Blouin ArtInfo. 

Erika Ranee, Faculty was featured in an interview in the Hyperallergic article, "Beer with a Painter: Erika Ranee." Erika was also featured in a group exhibition, #PUSSYPOWER,  curated by Jennifer Samet and Michael David, which referenced the history of feminist art from the 70s to today. A percentage of the proceeds from sales were donated to Planned Parenthood. 
Alex McQuilkin, Faculty/MFA was featured in the group exhibition, I Prefer Life, on view from May 20 through to November 26, 2016 at the Weserburg | Museum of Modern Art in Bremen, Germany. I Prefer Life has been organized to celebrate the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Weserburg. Alex was also featured in a group show at 99¢ Plus Gallery called Televisionwhich was on view through December 18, 2016. 

Noel Anderson, Faculty is featured in the ongoing group exhibition, Art of the Now, on view at the Hearst Collection in New York City.

Judith Schwartz, Faculty was recently profiled by Standard Ceramic Supply Company. The online article delves into clay's resurgence as a medium and also highlights Judith's scholarly approach to the material.

Martha Schwendener, Faculty was awarded the grant for short-form writing from the Arts Writers Grant Program.

Marygrace Berberian, Faculty is quoted in several articles discussing the adult coloring book craze and its theraputic benefits. Her comments appear in The New York Times, "Coloring Your Way Through Grief," Huffington Post, "5 Reasons Why Adult Coloring Is Good For You,"TED, "Why grown-ups love coloring books too," CNN, "Art Therapy, Adult Coloring Books and Your Mental Health," Daily Burn, "This Is Why Adult Coloring Books Are So Popular," and Attn:, "Why Adult Coloring Books Are Good for Your Health." The Art Therapy program is also featured in Art Therapy Today.  

Andrew Weiner, Faculty wrote an essay for Hyperallergic, A Showing of Art World Solidarity on Inauguration Day. Weiner also had an essay published he originally presented at State of Emergency: Politics, Aesthetics, Trumpism, a public forum that took place at New York University on December 10, 2016 titled "Trumpism and/as Violence".  Weiner also wrote a review of Jorg Immendorff's "LIDL Works and PErformances from the 60s" at Michael Werner. Weinener interviewed visual artist Iman Issa in Bomb Magazine, and wrote on Documenta 14 for the Biennial Foundation. 

Carlo Lamagna, Faculty has spearheaded a new global initiative:  The International Leadership Program in Visual Arts Management (ILPVAM)  - an exciting and unparalleled advanced art and business program offered with specialities in visual arts, global markets, and business. The program is an immersive experience delivered inthree different locationsover a seven-month period.

ILPVAM's unique leadership program in visual arts management is a collaboration between Deusto Business School, The University of Deusto, Spain, the Visual Arts Administration MA Program, New York University, USA, and The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Spain.  ILPVAM is aimed at professionals either in thevisual arts or related arts disciplines, who wishto become international leaders in management of the visual arts. This innovative certificate program is accredited by both the University of Deusto and New York University and is taught by program faculty and experts in the field.