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Art for a Cause: New Gallery Draws on Experiential Learning and Fund-raising Opportunities


By Sudha Kamath A new three-floor, rotating art exhibit in downtown Fairfax, Va., shines a spotlight on the artwork of George Mason University students, while serving as an example of teamwork among George Mason student leaders, colleges and one of the Washington, D.C., area’s largest real estate companies. “Mason Van Art On Main” is the […]

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No Bones About It: Student Combines Interest in Art and Science with Fossil Displays


By Michele McDonald Like many kids, George Mason University student and artist R. Adam Renner was into dinosaurs. But it wasn’t until he came to George Mason that he discovered he could combine his love for fossils with a career in art. The Art and Visual Technology student earned a minor in paleontology in the […]

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R. Adam Renner at Exploratory Hall with displays he helped design. Photo by Laura Bingham
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Don Russell, New University Curator


The School of Art welcomes Don Russell as our new University Curator and Gallery Director. Some of his goals are to bring a larger vision to the University Curator position, create alliances with other departments, and bring in visiting artists.

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Mason Artists’ Sculpture Featured in New Plaza at Tysons Corner


By Jamie Rogers The newest phase of Tysons Corner Center in Fairfax County is for the birds, thanks to a trio of talented George Mason University artists. Peter Winant, the director of the School of Art, and Tom Ashcraft, the lead professor of the school’s sculpture program, along with their undergraduate assistant, the appropriately named […]

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"Tysons Corner "Early Bird" installation"
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Alumni Spotlight

Rahshia Sawyer Accepts Prestigious International Award

MFA alumna was honored at The François Schneider Foundation Centre for Contemporary Art in Wattwiller, France.

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Grad Student Spotlight

On the Edge of a Fading Light

On the Edge of a Fading Light by MFA Candidate, Melissa Hill,explores the waning night sky as light pollution from cities grows.