Stocking-shaming in the 19th Century: An Interview with MA Candidate, Kate Sekules

Kate Sekules is a degree candidate in the MA in Costume Studies program. Her research interests are vernacular clothing, the dress of the poor, and uncovering the untold history of mending. She is currently writing a book about visible mending and the future of fashion, to be published by Penguin in fall 2020. We spoke to her […]

A Monograph That Tells the Story of the Natural World

Icelandic folk magic and magical texts—so-called low and high magic—combine as sources and inspiration for A Book of Staves by Jesse Bransford, chair of Steinhardt’s Department of Art and Art Professions. The book represents a series of pencil and watercolor drawings that describe the natural world as the artist experienced it in his travels in the […]

Voices of the Healing Arts: Three Therapists

At NYU Steinhardt, programs in art, music, and drama therapy teach students how to integrate psychotherapy and the arts into their practices and engage the creative power of art for clinical assessment and treatment. Here are the voices of three therapists in our community. How Does Drama Therapy Heal? Nisha Sajnani, Director of Steinhardt’s Drama […]

A Love of Crushed Pigment and Hard Work: Eric Dever (MA ’88) on His Artistic Process

Eric Dever (MA ’88) is a painter who graduated from NYU Steinhardt’s studio art program. His paintings are part of notable public collections at the Parrish Art Museum, Grey Art Gallery-New York University Art Collection, Guild Hall, East Hampton, New York, and Centre d’Art et de Culture, Saint Just de Bellengard, France. He was in the […]

Paying it Forward with Art Therapy: An Interview with Grace Noh (MA ’17)

Grace Noh was born in Seoul, Korea and moved to Toronto during high school. While studying fine arts at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, she became interested in working with underserved youth through the creative art-making process. As a student in NYU Steinhardt’s Art Therapy master’s program, she served as an intern […]

Exhibition at Barney Commons Gallery Showcases NYU Steinhardt’s Alumni Talent

Claudia Joskowicz (MFA ’00) is a video and installation artist whose work documents the place where history, landscape, and memory meet.  In Some Dead Don’t Make a Sound (Hay Muertos que no hacen ruido), the artist uses the Mexican legend of the Weeping Woman (La Llorona) as an allegory for national grief. La Llorono is the ghost of […]

Taking Inspiration from a Student’s Life and Art

Gerald Pryor‘s recent exhibition, Body Prints:  In Remembrance of Michael Rolando Richards, takes its inspiration from the art of alumnus Michael Richards (MA ’91). Richards, who died in the Twin Towers, received his master’s degree from NYU Steinhardt’s studio art program, and was the subject of many exhibitions before his untimely death. Pryor’s work follows in […]

Behind the Scenes at the Met’s Costume Institute: A Portrait of Nine NYU Alumnae

Photographs by Simons Finnerty “This is the one I’m gonna steal—or save if there’s a fire,” Jessica Glasscock jokes of the French silk dress pulled from the massive collection of the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She’s one of the nine alumnae working behind the scenes at the institute whom we asked to […]

Four Steinhardt Students Win Fulbright Grants

Four Steinhardt Students are among twenty-one New York University students and recent alumni who have been selected as Fulbright Scholars for 2018-19. Under this U.S. Department of State Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs program, recipients teach or conduct research abroad during the upcoming academic year. This year’s NYU Steinhardt Fulbright awardees are: Undergraduate Recipients […]