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Poster from Celluloid Series event

Celluloid Series #1: A Celebration of the Avant-Garde

October 17, 2020

The visual arts department presents the “Celluloid Series,” a set of in-depth discussions that aim to further conversations about filmmaking.

Naked Cowboy stands with guitar in front of empty Times Square

Creatives Under Quarantine

October 15, 2020

Even when it seemed like the rest of the world remained in confinement, these creatives used their free time to stretch their imaginations against both personal and physical limitations.

Illustration of an empty storefront for art on the ave

A 10-Block Walk for Change

September 30, 2020

“Art on the Ave” will fill empty storefronts with art and offer pedestrians a free, physically distanced gallery walk along Columbus Avenue.

a laptop amongst art supplies at a visual arts student's desk

Fordham Visual Arts: From Classroom to ‘Class-Zoom’

September 17, 2020

Fordham’s visual arts community adapts to a "pandemic way of life" and making visual arts classes accessible to students across the world.

Art of protestors

The Role of Art During a Revolution

July 8, 2020

Art plays a fundamental role in the advancement of a revolution. By supporting BIPOC artists, audiences can do more than just consuming their art.

grain of salt e-board and logo

Forget Perfection: How 5 Fordham Students Redefined Magazine Writing

July 8, 2020

Created by a group of five Fordham juniors, grain of salt magazine showcases the art and writing of young women and nonbinary individuals without the pressure of perfection.

black and white drawing of a woman sitting in profile, looking at a bubble

Social Awareness Through a Digital Exhibition

June 29, 2020

The Movement Theater Company has commissioned 15 early-career designers to create digital content to raise social awareness, curated by Clint Ramos.

Schiavone's portrait of a woman with tear lines

A Digital Rite of Passage: The 2020 Visual Arts Senior Thesis Exhibition

May 13, 2020

As everything goes online, the Visual Arts Senior Thesis exhibition is no exception.

Lightening the Mood in Liminal Space

Lightening the Mood in Liminal Space

April 28, 2020

New media and digital design, and visual arts majors Cleo Papadopoulos and Caitlin Bury, both FCLC ’22, explore what it means to make art under quarantine.

Fine Arts Classes Adapt to Online Learning

Fine Arts Classes Adapt to Online Learning

April 1, 2020

Dance, theater and visual arts students are being presented with a learning curve as their hands-on, physicality-focused classes must now fit within the framework of Zoom.

Cross-stitching, writing screenplays and creating abstract paintings like the one above, all forms of art therapy, are how Polina Uzornikova is keeping her mind at ease.

Art Therapy: Painting the Isolation Away

April 1, 2020

Students have turned to visual art, music and writing as a means of coping with the anxiety and loneliness wrought by social distancing.

Benjamin Cook was inspired to create the gallery when he knew his own students at the Art Academy of Cincinnati would be deprived of a physical gallery to display their work.

A Trip to the Art Show, From the Comfort of Your Phone

April 1, 2020

Benjamin Cook, an adjunct professor at the Art Academy of Cincinnati, has created an online platform for visual arts students to display their thesis exhibits.