The University's monthly email newsletter strives to communicate to important external audiences the exciting University-related events, programs, awards, recognitions and other items of interest happening on campus and in our creative community.
Gallery Talk: Jonathan Santoro and Meredith Sellers on Robert Overby
September 20, 2023, 2:13 pm
Tuesday, Oct. 3, 4 p.m. Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery Join us for a conversation between our Director of Exhibitions, Sid Sachs and artists Jonathan Santoro and Meredith Sellers on the work of Robert Overby (on view through Oct 7). The talk is free and open to the public, and is being held in our gallery.
Lightbox Film Center Awarded 2023 Project Grant from The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage
September 14, 2023, 9:44 am
Lightbox Film Center at University of the Arts, Philadelphia’s premier exhibitor for repertory, nonfiction, experimental and international cinema, has been awarded a 2023 Project Grant from The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage for a sweeping survey of the art of Susan Kleckner, a pioneering and under-recognized photographer and filmmaker of the late 20th century.
Stories, by diverse voices, to share by firelight
July 27, 2023, 4:46 pm
The U.S.’ sprawling National Park System and its grand sights have long inspired writers from John Muir to Bill Bryson. But what has long been missing in the country’s naturalistic literary record are diverse voices, particularly those of women and people of color.
Growing the sport, one stream at a time
July 25, 2023, 10:00 am
Because of its low cost of entry and inherent social-distancing properties, disc golf exploded in popularity during the COVID-19 pandemic. Today, through their video production company Gatekeeper Media, UArts classmates and collaborators Derek Scull BFA ’13 (Communication) and Chris German BFA ’13 (Multimedia) stand on the leading edge of popularizing the once-niche sport.
Playing it forward: A professor and an alum shape the next generation of musicians
July 17, 2023, 12:41 pm
A career in music can take many different forms, but for UArts Professor Jenny Neff, EdD, and Grammy-nominated alum Clayton Reilly, MAT ’21 (Music Education), BM ’06 (Instrumental Performance), its highest form is one rooted in education.
2023–2024 iLAB artists in residence announced
June 6, 2023, 12:52 pm
Ten artists from across a range of media will join University of the Arts in August as the second cohort of artists in residence through the university’s Inspiration Lab (iLAB). Launched last year, iLAB gathers emerging and mid-career artists in Anderson Hall on South Broad Street as a way to accelerate their contributions to our broader cultural dialogue.
Daniel Tucker selected to head UArts’ MA in Museum Studies Program
May 30, 2023, 4:21 pm
Beginning July 1, Philadelphia-based artist, curator, educator and writer Daniel Tucker will assume the position of associate professor and director of University of the Arts MA in Museum Studies program. Tucker joins UArts from Moore College of Art and Design, where, as an associate professor and program director, he placed an emphasis on community engagement and arts administration.
New traditions, inspiring moments mark UArts’ 145th Commencement ceremony
May 24, 2023, 12:30 pm
On Thursday, May 18, University of the Arts celebrated the accomplishments of the Class of 2023 during the university’s 145th Commencement with a unique blend of tradition, music and revelry. A total of 406 students received degrees during the ceremony, the last to be overseen by UArts’ President and CEO David Yager before his retirement in June.
UArts announces 2023 honorary degree recipients, Commencement speaker
May 4, 2023, 10:08 am
When University of the Arts celebrates Commencement on Thursday, May 18, at Philadelphia’s Academy of Music, it will honor five members of its artistic community who have significantly impacted our broader cultural dialogue.
UArts Awards 2023 Creative Research & Innovation Grants
April 12, 2023, 3:49 pm
University of the Arts has announced the recipients of the 2023 Grants for Creative Research and Innovation program, providing funding to 12 innovative projects led by UArts faculty and staff.
Supported by $5 Million in State Grants, UArts’ Student Center Opens
April 4, 2023, 1:22 pm
Supported by $5 million in Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program grants from the commonwealth of Pennsylvania, University of the Arts’ new Student Center opened on April 4, 2023. The new center is the university’s first-ever centralized hub for student activity, occupying the first floor of historic Gershman Hall at the intersection of Pine and Broad streets in Philadelphia.
Dean Donna Faye Burchfield Knighted by France
March 16, 2023, 12:01 pm
In recognition of her global contributions to dance, Donna Faye Burchfield, dean of University of the Arts’ School of Dance, was awarded the rank of Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters from the French Ministry of Culture.
Restored by Lightbox Film Center, ‘The Innerview’ reemerges in Rotterdam
February 8, 2023, 10:58 am
The Innerview, written, produced and directed by Richard Beymer, is the second film to receive a complete restoration through Lightbox Film Center’s burgeoning preservation program.
UArts, Saxbys bring student-run cafe to Gershman Hall
February 3, 2023, 12:05 pm
University of the Arts and Saxbys today announced their plans for a new student-run cafe on UArts’ Center City Campus, which will be helmed by Student Cafe Executive Officer Kristin Vendel '23 (Dance).
Faculty member adds technological twist to Philly’s mural landscape
January 27, 2023, 3:18 pm
In Philadelphia’s Brewerytown neighborhood, a new immersive mural dedicated in December called “Future Valley Plaza” entices viewers to ponder, “Where have we been, and where are we going?” The work, one of Mural Arts Philadelphia’s 3,000-plus in the city, combines art and a dramatic virtual environment envisioned by Adjunct Associate Professor of Illustration Brian Yetzer on a site where past