Arcadia University News


September 29, 2015

'Threading the Maze,' Featuring Work by Krasner, Murray, Ringgold, Schapiro, on View at Arcadia Through Oct. 18

The Arcadia University Art Gallery is pleased to present “Threading the Maze”, an exhibition featuring works by Lee Krasner, Elizabeth Murray, Faith Ringgold, and Miriam Schapiro. On view through October 18 , the show features paintings, works on paper, fabric collages, and quilts by artists whose...

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August 11, 2015

ARC Exhibition Program Presents ‘Biodesign Atacama: Imagining New Life Forms in the Northern Chilean Desert’

Arcadia University’s Art Research Collaboration (ARC) Exhibition Program is pleased to present “Biodesign Atacama: Imagining New Life Forms in the Northern Chilean Desert,” on display in the Commons Art Gallery through Nov. 29. The digital images, printed 3D models, video animations, and other...

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July 16, 2015

Nicholas Talks Hip-Hop Detectives and Black Superheroes with Metro

In the Metro , Jamar Nicholas , adjunct professor and assistant for the Arcadia University Art Gallery, discusses his neo-noir comic strip, “Detective Boogaloo: Hip-Hop Cop.” Nicholas explains his dedication to print comic strips (as opposed to digital publication), the difficulties of stereotypes...

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May 4, 2015

Murphy Hall to Undergo Renovations

Murphy Hall, headquarters of Arcadia’s Art and Design program, soon will undergo renovations to upgrade its facilities and space. Through renovations and, possibly, additional construction, the plan could add up to 20,000-square-feet for Art and Design space. The University hopes to bring the...

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April 30, 2015

Senior Capstone Presentations Impress, Inform

From April 23 to 26, seniors presented on topics in science, psychology, English, mathematics, history, and more at the 46th annual Capstone Presentation. The celebration of student work also featured an art reception, musical performances, and theater productions.

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March 26, 2015

How a Crash Changed Everything for the Art Gallery

March 2015 marks the 30th anniversary of Arcadia University Art Gallery’s move to its current location in the Benton Spruance Art Center, a historic structure built in 1892 that once held massive turbines that provided electricity for the Harrison mansion, now known as Grey Towers Castle. The...

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March 4, 2015

Jamar Nicholas Discusses Black Superheroes on MTV.com

Arcadia University Art Gallery Assistant Jamar Nicholas was one of four African-American comic book creators interviewed by MTV.com on Feb. 25, speaking on diversity in comic books and the future of the superhero. Being African-American informs everything I do, especially creatively. All the...

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February 3, 2015

Nicholas, Smith Lecture on Artistic and Academic Lives, Feb. 4

The Office of Institutional Diversity launches Black History Month with “An Evening with Jamar and Alan” on Wednesday, Feb. 4 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Castle Rose and Mirror Rooms. Jamar Nicholas , award-winning cartoonist and assistant for the Arcadia University Art Gallery, and Alan Smith ,...

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October 29, 2014

Megan D’Avella ’16: ‘A Glimpse into Our Professors’ Artistic Worlds’

Arcadia University’s Faculty Exhibition offers students, such as art history major Megan D’Avella ’ 16 , the opportunity to check out what their instructors are up to outside of the classroom. D’Avella, whose interest in art exhibitions led her to the Contemporary Curatorial Practices course, has...

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October 24, 2014

Exhibition at Arcadia University Showcases Artists with Neurological Disorders, Through Feb. 8, 2015

Arcadia University’s ARC Exhibition Program is pleased to present Band of Artists: Spectrum Order Disorder in the Commons Art Gallery and the Great Room lobby through Feb. 8, 2015 . This exhibition brings together the work of dancers, performers, photographers, documentary filmmakers, scientists,...

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October 22, 2014

Faculty Exhibition Highlights Variety of Work by Arcadia’s Visual and Performing Art Professors

Arcadia University Art Gallery is pleased to present its biennial Faculty Exhibition , on view through Nov. 23. The exhibition features 35 works by 22 full-time and part-time instructors teaching the following disciplines within Arcadia’s Department of Visual and Performing Arts: drawing, painting...

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August 31, 2014

Complex Issues of the Female Form Explored in Alumni Spotlight Art Exhibition

[box border="full"] Artist Lecture : Jannalyn Bailey will give a lecture on Thursday, Sept. 11, at 4:30 p.m. in the Commons Great Room. A reception will follow.[/box] In an exhibit at the Arcadia University Commons Art Gallery, Jannalyn Bailey explores complex issues related to the perception of...

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June 5, 2014

Now on Display: Photography Exhibition Showcases Preview Experiences

Arcadia University’s Art Research Collaboration (ARC) Exhibition Program, in conjunction with the Office of University Communications, is pleased to present Signpost: A Preview Photography Exhibition , on display in the Great Room Lobby through Oct. 5. Prior to departing on Preview in March, the...

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April 11, 2014

Arcadia University Presents ‘Free Play,’ an Exhibition by International Array of Artists, through April 20

Arcadia University Art Gallery presents Free Play , an exhibition that explores works by an international array of artists who borrow from play and games to reveal social, philosophical, and cultural issues. Curated by Melissa E. Feldman, the exhibition, which runs through April 20 at Arcadia, is...

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April 1, 2014

April 3: ‘Free Play’ Curator Feldman Presents ‘Playing in the Expanded Field: Art, Activism, and Games’

Melissa E. Feldman, curator for the Arcadia University Art Gallery’s latest exhibition, Free Play , will present “Playing in the Expanded Field: Art, Activism, and Games” on Thursday, April 3, at 5 p.m. The event will be held in the Commons Great Room. Offering insight into the interactive works...

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February 21, 2014

Arcadia University Presents ‘The Black Tongue Lexicon’ by Gary Setzer, Feb. 24

Arcadia University’s Art Research Collaboration (ARC) Exhibition Program is pleased to announce a one-night engagement of a new performance work, The Black Tongue Lexicon , by visual artist Gary Setzer. The performance is scheduled for Monday, Feb. 24, at 7 p.m. in the Commons Art Gallery, and is...

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January 28, 2014

Arcadia University Commons Art Gallery Presents Student Biennial 2014 Juried Exhibition

Photographs, oil paintings, metal jewelry and sculpture, and other student works are on display at the 2014 Student Biennial Juried Exhibition at Arcadia University. The show, which runs through Feb. 23, is on display in the Commons Art Gallery, and is sponsored by the Arcadia University Art...

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September 3, 2013

Newsworks: ‘Scenes of the crime featured in “No Bingo for Felons” at Arcadia gallery’

Arts and culture reporter Peter Crimmins wrote about No Bingo for Felons for WHYY’s Newsworks.com. The exhibition, on view at Arcadia University Art Gallery through Nov. 3, examines the nature of crime and its relationship to art making. Co-curated by Julian Hoeber and Alix Lambert, it includes...

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June 11, 2013

‘A True Visionary,’ Torchia Receives the 2013 Martha Washington Award

Richard Torchia , director of the Arcadia University Art Gallery, received the 2013 Martha Washington Award at the annual end-of-year awards luncheon last month. As director of Arcadia University’s Art Gallery, since 1997, Torchia has organized solo exhibitions for a host of renowned artists,...

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March 15, 2013

Arcadia Professor Presents Free Lecture on Tacita Dean and the Soul of Film, March 20

Dr. Shekhar Deshpande , Professor and Chair of Media and Communication at Arcadia University, presents “Tacita Dean, Celluloid, and the Soul of the Film: Analog and Its Other”on Wednesday, March 20. The free lecture is scheduled for 7 p.m. in the Commons Great Room, with a reception at 6 p.m...

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March 7, 2013

Artist Tacita Dean Lectures on ‘JG’

Anticipation for the arrival of Tacita Dean had been building for months. By sunset on Feb. 7, it reached a new high. The British-born, Berlin-based artist finally was on campus to debut JG , her new film project, in the Arcadia University Art Gallery. Before the first public viewing, more than 400...

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