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Two Alumni Included in 2022 Whitney Biennial
January 26, 2022, 2:13 pm
Two UArts alumni, Alex Da Corte BFA ’04 (Printmaking) and Dave McKenzie BFA ’00 (Printmaking), are among the 63 artists named to the Whitney Museum of American Art’s 2022 Biennial. This year’s exhibition, on view April 6 to Sept. 5, will be the 80th iteration of the series originally begun by the museum’s founder, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, in 1932.
Dance Alum Realizes Jasper Johns Costumes for Art Museum Performances
January 14, 2022, 2:39 pm
As the Philadelphia Museum of Art winds down its landmark retrospective Jasper Johns: Mind/Mirror, a series of Philadelphia Dance Company performances ran from Jan. 14 to 16, 2022, that underscored the artist's deep and abiding artistic connections to dance.
UArts Receives First It's On Us PA Grant
December 14, 2021, 9:55 am
University of the Arts is one of 34 Pennsylvania institutions of higher education to receive an It's On Us PA grant, Gov. Tom Wolf announced last week.
Graphic Design Students Explore New Territory
December 1, 2021, 3:49 pm
This fall, Graphic Design students at UArts experienced a new evolution in the School of Design's curriculum. In Design for Interaction, a class co-taught by Graphic Design Program Director Angela Riechers and designer Ksenya Samarskaya, the students engaged with immersive media through a playful, experimental approach, a critical element of the school's new pedagogical strategy.
Alum Shapes User Experience for Comcast's First Smart TV
November 12, 2021, 1:57 pm
As televisions get smarter and more complicated, Martin Highley BFA '07 (Graphic Design) hopes Comcast's XClass television—the cable TV and technology company's first foray into consumer TVs—simplifies things. Highley, an associate creative director at Comcast, led the team that developed the project's user-experience platform.
Alum's New Book Seeks to Make Museums More Accessible to Children
November 10, 2021, 10:19 am
Growing up in Philadelphia, Nhi Nguyen MA '19 (Museum Education) was surrounded by world-class museums and cultural attractions but never set foot in one until she was 16.
UArts Represents North America in Global Film Collaboration
November 9, 2021, 9:48 am
University of the Arts students participated in Who Wants to Live Forever, a video collaboration with college students from four other continents, that was released in time for the 26th UN Climate Change Conference, held Oct. 31 – Nov. 12, 2021, in Glasgow, Scotland.
Reception for Larry Day: Nature Abstracted
November 3, 2021, 5:02 pm
Thursday, Nov. 11, 5-7 pm
Join us for a reception for Larry Day: Nature Abstracted, which is currently on view at the Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery and part of a three venue show dedicated to Day and his work.
The reception is free and open to the public. Registration is required.
Alum Wins Regional Emmy for Work with the Philadelphia Flyers
October 25, 2021, 4:33 pm
Growing up in Bucks County just outside Philadelphia, Ryan Haagen BFA '19 (Film) became a Philadelphia Flyers fan at a young age. Today, as a member of the Flyers' content production team, he advances the club's mission to give back to the community and welcome diverse communities into the sport.
Pioneering PhD Scholarship Opportunity is Focused on Creative Thinking
October 20, 2021, 3:28 pm
This fall, in partnership with producer, musician, author and film director Questlove and whisky producer The Balvenie, University of the Arts will present one creative thinker with an opportunity to participate in UArts' PhD in Creativity program through an innovative scholarship program.
UArts Announces Launch of Transformative Student Center
October 12, 2021, 2:20 pm
On Oct. 12, University of the Arts announced the official kick-off of a project to transform the historic Gershman Hall at 401 S. Broad Street into a new student center on campus.
Faculty Member’s Film Featured in Exhibition Focused on the History of Segregated Swimming
September 27, 2021, 9:46 am
For an avid swimmer like faculty member and alum Lowell Boston BFA '88 (Film and Animation), summer is a time for jumping into the pool to work on his freestyle stroke and remembering the lakeside days of his youth in Massachusetts.
Alum Reflects on 'America's Got Talent' Run
September 22, 2021, 10:07 am
In front of a large audience in the Pasadena Civic Auditorium this June, David Sweeny BFA '04 (Theater - Acting) pulled off a nearly impossible feat. Performing as his alter ego, Johnny Showcase, Sweeny auditioned for the 16th season of NBC's America's Got Talent and drew broad grins and high praise from the famously irascible Simon Cowell.
In Conversation: Nyeema Morgan and Abbey Williams
September 16, 2021, 1:52 pm
Thursday, Sept 30, 2021
7-8:30 pm, zoom
Join us for an evening conversation between artists Nyeema Morgan and Abbey Williams as they discuss their solo exhibitions currently on view at the Philadelphia Art Alliance at University of the Arts.
This event is free and open to the public. This is a virtual event.