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Alum Gets Emmy Nod for Role on ‘Hacks’
July 27, 2021, 2:22 pm
Carl Clemons-Hopkins BFA ’09 (Musical Theater) received a 2021 Emmy nomination for outstanding supporting actor in a comedy series for their role on HBO Max’s new comedy series Hacks.
Student Named Finalist for AXA Art Prize
July 26, 2021, 10:58 am
In June, Zeinab Diomande ’22 (Painting) was named one of 40 finalists for the prestigious AXA Art Prize. Of 600 artists who applied, she was advanced to the finalist stage by a panel of regional jurors, which included UArts Master Lecturer Charles Browning as a member, and a four-member exhibition jury comprising representatives of some of the country’s most prestigious museums.
Dance Professor Named 2021 Guggenheim Fellow
July 21, 2021, 11:13 am
Following a rigorous selection process earlier this year, UArts Assistant Professor of Studio Practice Tommie-Waheed Evans was named a 2021 Guggenheim Fellow in choreography. Evans was one of 184 artists, writers, scholars and scientists selected from a pool of more than 3,000 applications.
Alum Animates Netflix Series ‘Waffles + Mochi’
June 18, 2021, 2:52 pm
When Waffles, a yeti/breakfast food hybrid, and Mochi, a sentient pink ice cream treat, escaped the land of frozen foods last March, they delighted Netflix’s audiences young and old. The duo’s adventures in Waffles + Mochi see the titular duo travel the globe to learn about fresh food in support of former First Lady Michelle Obama’s mission to teach families about healthy eating.
Multiple Alumni Featured in PMA Exhibit
June 17, 2021, 4:22 pm
The first exhibit on view in the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s new Daniel W. Dietrich II Galleries is New Grit: Art & Philly Now, which features 25 artists whose work represents a wide range of perspectives, practices and various media including ceramics, painting, photography, sculpture, fiber and more.
June 4, 2021, 1:55 pm
Aug. 18–Oct. 8, 2021
The Philadelphia Art Alliance of the University of the Arts is pleased to present the first Philadelphia exhibition of works by Nyeema Morgan.
Window on Broad / Meredith Sellers: Roses Fall But Thorns Remain
June 4, 2021, 11:16 am
Sept 3–Oct 17, 2021
Window on Broad
June 4, 2021, 11:01 am
August 18–October 2, 2021
The Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery of the University of the Arts is pleased to present the first Philadelphia exhibition of paintings by Mike Cloud. Cloud is widely known for his large-scale, layered and constructed paintings.
The Hamilton Public Art Project / Paul Mpagi Sepuya
June 4, 2021, 10:36 am
June 29–Dec 10, 2021
The Hamilton Public Art Project
The University of the Arts is pleased to present two billboards by Los Angeles-based artist Paul Mpagi Sepuya in The Hamilton Public Art Project, an initiative of Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery, on Broad Street from June 29 to December 10, 2021.
Director for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Appointed
June 1, 2021, 1:29 pm
Maurice Baynard, currently associate professor of Critical Studies and co-chair of University of the Arts’ Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Committee, will transition to the role of director for diversity, equity and inclusion in the Office of the President, effective Tuesday, June 1.
Alum Creates Scholarship for Students of Color
May 21, 2021, 2:58 pm
Throughout his career, Noel Mayo ’60 (Industrial Design) has paid it forward to University of the Arts through gifts and service. This year, UArts paid him back with the Excellence in the Arts Alumni Award.
CIM Offers Hands-On Production Course in the Fall
May 14, 2021, 1:11 pm
Looking to expand and enhance your performance practice? Interested in how to integrate into your creative practice some of the most cutting-edge production used in the visual and performing arts?
Faculty Member Animates St. Vincent Music Video
May 6, 2021, 12:52 pm
As a young, avid cartoon fan, Chris McDonnell didn’t think he could turn his fascination with funny and grotesque drawings into a career.