Gay Liberation, a sculpture created by George Segal (BA ’49), was considered radical in its day. Today it stands as a moving commemoration of the Stonewall Riots which gave rise to the modern gay right’s movement.
For high school students exposed to trauma, finding community is an important part of working through pain. At “The Future of Healing: Engaging Students’ Expressions,” teenagers exposed to gun violence and acts of terrorism, spent a day taking part in art, music, and drama therapy workshops.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Michael Richards was in his sculpture studio on the 92nd Floor of World Trade Center Tower 1 on the morning of September 11th, 2001. An acclaimed artist, he was likely doing what he loved best — working on a set of sculptures dedicated to the Tuskegee Airmen — when the first hijacked plane slammed into […]