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 […]



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 […]


R. Adam Renner at Exploratory Hall with displays he helped design. Photo by Laura Bingham

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.



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 […]


"Tysons Corner "Early Bird" installation"

Alumni Spotlight

Rahshia Sawyer Accepts Prestigious International Award

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


Grad Student Spotlight

Anne Smith, Curator of Fenwick Gallery

Anne Smith, MFA candidate in the School of Art, currently serves as the Graduate Professional Assistant (GPA) at Fenwick Gallery. This new position, reserved for an MFA student from the School of Art, offers students the opportunity to gain professional experience and display some of the great work being produced in and around the School […]