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“Hyphen”


By Jamie Rogers After spending weeks building an artwork 20 feet tall, a team of young artists has a singular wish for their completed project – for it to be struck by lightning. Six students from George Mason University spent 10 days in Sugar Loaf, N.Y., this summer working on “Hyphen,” a 3-D artwork inspired […]

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Ageless Chinese Art–A Virginia Scholar’s Collection of Chinese Calligraphy and Paintings


By Tian Luan, George Mason University From September 10 to October 23, the Confucius Institute at George Mason University partnered with the School of Art to co-curate an extraordinary Chinese exhibition, Ageless Chinese Art—A Virginia Scholar’s Collection of Chinese Calligraphy and Paintings, at the Fine Arts Gallery of George Mason University. The entire collection comes […]

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In ‘Unfriendly Skies,’ Bird Art Doubles as Environmental Message


By Erin Devine A year ago, the Smithsonian American Art Museum opened “The Singing and the Silence: Birds in Contemporary Art”—a multimedia spectacle using birds in contemporary art. The exhibit, made me question the visual fascination with these avian creatures; even in recent years they’ve been a popular motif in fashion and interior design, showing […]

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Pedro Lasch’s: What are we before we are naturalized?


The Mexican Cultural Institute is proud to host Pedro Lasch as he presents his book WHAT ARE WE BEFORE WE ARE NATURALIZED? Portraiture, Citizenship, and Abstraction. The illustrated bilingual publication catalogs twelve years of archival materials from Pedro Lasch’s Naturalizations series (2002-15) and presents new works created during the artist’s Provisions research residency in Washington, […]

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Finding A Line: Skateboarding and Jazz Interact at Kennedy Center


Finding a Line Skateboarding and Jazz Intersect at Kennedy Center Posted on August 01, 2015 by Jon Kaplan Improvisation is a hallmark of jazz, just as it’s a hallmark of skateboarding. Just as one musician in, say, a quartet feeds off the notes that were played by another, so do skaters feed off the moves […]

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‘Satellite,’ an artistic homage to a relic of a restless age


By Mark Jenkins The Washington Post –  Satellites are not forever. Intelsat I, the first commercial communications satellite placed in geosynchronous orbit, operated continuously only from 1965 to 1969, about a fifth of the life span of a contemporary equivalent. But the 2 1/2- foot-by-2-foot device, nicknamed “Early Bird,” enjoyed a longer run than will […]

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Graduate & Alumni Spotlight

M.A.T. Alumna recognized at Virginia Art Education Association Conference

The MAT Art Education program made a noteworthy presence during last year’s annual Virginia Art Education Association (VAEA) Conference. On November 14th in Roanoke, Virginia art teachers gathered to celebrate excellence within their field at the annual awards ceremony. It is here that Brent Tharp (left), Middle School Chair for the VAEA Board, spoke about […]

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Faculty Spotlight

Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here DC 2016

Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here DC 2016 is a book arts and cultural festival planned for January through March 2016, throughout the Washington, D.C. area. Exhibits, programs, and events will commemorate the 2007 bombing of Baghdad’s historic bookselling street, and celebrate the free exchange of ideas and knowledge, to stand in solidarity with the people of Iraq, […]