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Art and Art Professions

Student Exhibitions

BFA Thesis Exhibitions 2022

March 24 – May 14, 2022
Commons Gallery, Barney Building


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MFA First Year Group Show

April 6 – April 24, 2022
80 Washington Square East


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80WSE Gallery

80 Washington Square East is a 3,500 square foot gallery affiliated with the Department of Art and Art Professions that presents contemporary and historical exhibitions. The gallery resides in the historic Benedick building at Washington Square Park, originally commissioned in 1879 by Lucius Tuckerman, a wealthy iron manufacturer. 

Each spring, the gallery hosts MFA Thesis exhibitions. Throughout the school year, student installations from the MFA, BFA, Visual Arts Administration, and Costume Studies MA programs are on view in the Project Space.

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Department Events

Dean’s Public Square Series presents "Art in Communities: Inclusivity, Care and Sustainability"

Join Steinhardt Dean’s Public Square Series with the Art Department in an exploration of sustainability within the framework of inclusivity. Moderated by Dr. Marygrace Berberian.

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Faculty and Alumni Exhibitions

Faculty Exhibitions

Linda Sormin is a part of Ceramics in the Expanded Field at MASS MoCA, October 16, 2021–April 2023.

"Ceramics in the Expanded Field brings together a group of eight artists who are changing the way we think of clay. Their ambitious works integrate ceramics—a medium long siloed and marginalized—with disciplines ranging from photography and video to painting and performance"

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Lyle Ashton Harris is a part of Art is the Antidote at the Voorlinden Museum, January 26–October 23, 2022

"With a large dose of sparkling, socially engaged and funny artworks from its own collection, the museum acts as a charging station, a place where you can build up your resistance."

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Alumni Exhibitions

Vanessa Albury (MFA) is featured in Eco-Urgency: Now or Never presented by Lehman College Art Gallery, December 7, 2021 – April 23, 2022.

"Climate change, pollution, competition for natural resources and food insecurity threaten to overwhelm  our planet and make earth uninhabitable. To encourage public engagement and deepen awareness of these issues, the artists in Eco-Urgency: Now or Never rely on research, critical analysis, observation, and direct action that manifest as objects, videos, performances, and community organizing."

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Susan Unterberg (Art + Education) presents Political Thinking: Digital Images and Books, on view in the Barney Building (3rd Floor) for the NYU Community from March 31 - May 5, 2022.

Susan Unterberg is a New York-based photographer. Her work is primarily color photographs taking the form of portraiture, human and animal, most recently manifested as digital photocollages and artist books which take into account contemporary politics.

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