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September 20, 2018
The New York Times reviews chair of Photography + Film’s documentary

A.O. Scott, chief film critic for The New York Times, recently reviewed Garry Winogrand: All Things Are Photographable, directed by Sasha Waters Freyer, chair of VCUarts Photography + Film. The film documents the life and work of Garry Winogrand, the prolific street photographer whose public debut was in the 1960s at the Museum of Modern…

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September 19, 2018
Musicircus Echoes John Cage’s Visit to Richmond

On September 12, the Singleton Center roared with the chaotic sounds of Musicircus. Scattered around the building’s ground floor were students and faculty from Music, Dance and Theatre, all performing disparate songs and improvisations. Two guitarists harmonized on the stairs. A saxophonist blared in the lobby while a drummer broke into a jazzy pulse. A…

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September 17, 2018
VCUarts Fashion alum featured in New York Fashion Week

VCUarts Fashion alumna Elizabeth Bruce (BFA ’17) contributed multiple designs to Gypsy Sport’s New York Fashion Week runway collection. The gender-free clothing company, which devotes itself to sustainability within the fashion industry, was featured in Vogue for having one of the top 10 collections in New York Fashion Week, Spring 2019. “The models came bounding down…

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September 17, 2018
The New Yorker reviews documentary directed by VCUarts professor Sasha Waters Freyer

Richard Brody from The New Yorker reviewed the new documentary about legendary street photographer Garry Winogrand, “All Things Are Photographable,” directed by Sasha Waters Freyer, chair of photography and film at VCUarts. The first time I saw some street photographs by Garry Winogrand, as a teen-ager in the nineteen-seventies, I was overwhelmed. They were the…

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September 12, 2018
How Lupé helped us claim a space as performers

Image of Lupé, Nima and Max performing in “OG of the Undocumented Children” at the Whitney Museum. Photo by Filip Wolak, courtesy of the Whitney Museum. By Lindsay Parnell (BFA ’17) I’ll never forget the performances that happened in my first class with Lupé Maravilla (formerly known as Irvin Morazan). From Jun Oh Yu (BFA…

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September 12, 2018
VCUarts 90th | A memory from Art Education alumnus Bryan Hill

Image of Bryan that he used for a project in Art Foundation. As VCUarts celebrates its nine-decade history, our alumni share their recollections. Here, Art Education alumnus Bryan Hill (BFA ’94) recalls how his professors challenged him to consider art from all perspectives. “The model had on a flowing gown full of color and shapes;…

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September 10, 2018
VCUarts collaborates with School of Medicine and College of Engineering to develop ‘life-like’ chest cavity model

VCUarts collaborated with VCU’s School of Medicine and College of Engineering to develop an Advanced Microsurgery Trainer—or chest cavity model—which will change the way future doctors are trained. The model is a product of a VCU Presidential Research grant and simulates a breast reconstruction surgery technique for women who’ve had mastectomies. “This is about as…

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September 10, 2018
Times-Dispatch profiles VCUarts alumni thriving in Richmond

VCUarts is celebrating 90 years of creative daring, and the Richmond Times-Dispatch took the opportunity to explore some of our alumni who’ve built thriving careers in Richmond. When Richmond art gallery owners talk about the Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts, they mention an institution that pushes boundaries. They talk about a professionalism and partnership they…

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September 10, 2018
Chair of VCUarts Craft/Material Studies showing at National Museum of Women in the Arts

Susie Ganch, chair of VCUarts Craft/Material Studies, is currently showing in Heavy Metal, a show in the exhibition series Women to Watch, at the National Museum of Women in the Arts. The show engages with the fluid relationship between “fine” art, design, and craft—the traditional definitions of which are rooted in gender discrimination. Susie recently spoke…

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September 07, 2018
Forking paths

“… an infinite series of times, a growing dizzying net of divergent, convergent, parallel times … Time forks perpetually toward innumerable futures …” It’s 1916 and Doctor Yu Tsun, a Chinese professor and spy for the German Empire, is on the run from British counter-intelligence agent Captain Richard Madden. Tsun is sure his arrest is…

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September 05, 2018
Judith Godwin changes the code

Judith Godwin (BFA ’52) isn’t afraid to defy convention. The Suffolk-born artist was one of the few women celebrated as an Abstract expressionist artist in the 1950s. As a young painter, she joined the Art Students League of New York and further studied under Hans Hofmann with classmates Will Barnet, Harry Sternberg and Vaclav Vytlacil….

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