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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

A Foot On Mars: Exploring the Red Planet for Art

On Dec 1st, Crew 119 and MFA Graduate student Dan Wilcox landed at the Mars Society's Mars Desert Research Station in Utah. In this Martian analog on Earth, the crew will spend 2 weeks living and working in a remote, simulated habitat: planning Extra Vehicular Activities, wearing space suits, exploring the terrain on foot or via rovers, maintain/upgrading systems, and experiencing a tin-can existence.  MORE
Sunday, November 18, 2012

Games Designer Paolo Pedercini Joins Tenure-Track Faculty

Pedercini's work bridges the art world and the most forward-looking fringes of the game industry and academia. MORE
Thursday, November 1, 2012

Time Shifts: Camille Utterback, 2012 Kraus Visiting Professor of Art

"Don’t be intimidated by technology, but once you can bend it to your will, don’t take it too seriously."  MORE
Friday, August 10, 2012

STRATA: The Pathway to Personal Enlightenment Begins Here

A two-hour investment may reap you a lifetime of returns, but this isn’t any sort of cash-and-carry deal you’ve ever considered.  Instead, your investment is time and the most essential prop is an open mind.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Fall 2012 Visiting Artist Lecture Series

Camille Utterback, Nicholas Van Woert, Julie Heffernan, Graham Harman, Charles Atlas, Moyra Davey and Kimsooja and internationally acclaimed artists and writers whose work and research span sculpture, installation, computation, film and video, photography, and painting. All lectures are free and open to the public, Tuesdays, 5pm Kresge Theater in the College of Fine Arts building.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

The Anti-Gravity Derby Is Back!

It’s the School of Art's Try-annual exposition of that iconic, ironic and bombastic event where concepts careen freely down the mild and wild racecourse of the Cut. The Anti-Gravity Art on a Roll Derby, returns on April 19, smack in the middle of CMU's Spring Carnival. This anarchic alternative to CMU's famed Buggy race is now open to all College of Fine Arts students, faculty, staff in Art, Architecture, Design, Drama, and Music.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

2012 Senior Art Exhibition: Terms & Conditions

For the last four years, the School of Art has developed a new collection for premium existence in the contemporary world. In multiple clinical studies, we have found that our employees have made numerous ascensions in identity and community. MORE
Monday, February 27, 2012

2012 MFA Thesis Exhibition: The You Inside of Me

This group of seven artists are certainly not bound by convention, enjoy ruffling sensibilities, and posing awkward questions with their work. They each have very different practices, but what unites them is the exploratory nature of their approach, their irreverent (yet intensely serious) attitude, the critical rigor which they have developed in their 3 years at Carnegie Mellon, as well as the mutual respect and the supportive bond which they have formed, through the highs and lows of this MFA experience. MORE
Monday, February 20, 2012

From A to Z: New Faculty Expand the Meaning of Interdisciplinary Art

Say hello to Ali Momeni and Adam Zaretsky: new faculty in the School of Art who are helping to expand what it means to be an interdisciplinary artist and teacher in the 21st centutry.

Ali is a builder, composer and performer who makes use all manners of technology to explore the social lives of objects and their embedded performative qualities: ranging from kinetic sculptures and sound installations to urban interventions and music theater performance. Adam is an artist, court jester, mad-scientist and misbehaving ethicist working in the world of bioart.

Friday, January 27, 2012

See You in LA: School of Art Travels to 2012 CAA Los Angeles

Join us February 24 for our annual Alumni & Friends Reception during the 2012 College Art Association Conference (Feb 22-25) in Los Angeles. The preeminent international forum for the visual arts bring together over 5,000 artists, art historians, students, educators, critics, curators, collectors, librarians, gallerists, and more. 

Don't miss presentations and exhibitions from Carnegie Mellon School of Art faculty and alumni at the conference and around town.
Monday, January 9, 2012

Out of Rubble: Susanne Slavick Mines the Wake of War

Whether responding personally or collectively, how can artists recognize what has been destroyed and speak to how (or whether) it can be restored? Can their creative efforts redeem or act as empathic restitution? Can their efforts enact or embody recovery from ruin? OUT OF RUBBLE is a project that reacts to the wake of war - its realities and its representations.


Extra Fancy: 1st & 2nd Year MFA Exhibition Returns to Bakery Square

1st and 2nd year MFA students take over the first floor of Bakery Square for their annual exhibition of new site-specific work. Opening night, March 30th, 2012, MFA students and Future Tenant team up for one huge opening celebration. MORE

Trans-Q TV Explores Gender, Sexuality, and Ecstatic Acts of Being

"We're interested in anyone producing creative work that challenge static concepts of gender and sexuality. Orientation and self-labeling is not a criteria, we are interested in what is available to push the limits of expression and lifestyles..."