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The Student Voice of Fordham Lincoln Center

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The Student Voice of Fordham Lincoln Center

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LUDOVICA MARTELLA, Arts & Culture Editor Emerita

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VIDEO: Dancing Eyes

July 15, 2014
Brilynn Rakes, FCLC' 17, is not your average dancer. "I was born with my visual impairment," Rakes said. "I don't know any different."
The park outside of the Museo Del Prado (El Prado) and the façade of the Iglesia de San Jeronimo el Real. (Ludovica Martella/The Observer)

When Abroad, Benefit from the Art

April 6, 2014
It is easy to learn about the culture of a different country in New York City, but it is by visiting the country itself, and walking the streets of a foreign city we’ve never visited before, that we get a real understanding of the culture in question.
(Courtesy Neue Galerie)

A Different Perception of Modern Art: Degenerate Art Exhibit Comes to NY

March 13, 2014
On Thursday, March 13, the Neue Galerie, a museum dedicated to early 20th German and Austrian art and design, will present “Degenerate Art: The Attack on Modern Art in Nazi Germany, 1937,” the first exhibition brought to the United States, on what in Nazi Germany was considered “degenerate art.”
“Italian Futurism,” the new exhibit at the Guggenheim Museum (Ludovica Martella/The Observer)

New York is All About Italian Futurism

March 2, 2014
It is the first time that an exhibition this complete on futurism, knoqn as “Italian Futurism, 1909-1944: Reconstructing the Universe,” has been displayed in the United States. With about 400 pieces by 80 artists, this exhibit, which opened at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum on Feb. 21, has already achieved global success.
The Ailey/Fordham B.F.A. Benefit Concert will take place in Pope Auditorium on Thursday, March 6. (Sarah Howard/The Observer)

The Ailey/Fordham B.F.A. Benefit Concert

February 13, 2014
The annual Ailey/Fordham B.F.A. in Dance Benefit Concert will take place in Pope Auditorium at Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) on Thursday, March 6.
Dante Ferretti’s “Design and Construction for the Cinema” is currently on display at the MoMA through Feb. 9. ( Jonathan Muzikar/The Museum of Modern Art)

Set Designing Through Ferretti’s “Design and Construction for the Cinema”

January 29, 2014
Audiences tend to judge a film by its director and actors, but more often then not, those who give a film life—the set designers—go unrecognized.
Ludovica Martella/The Observer

Policies on Photography in Museums: Too Restrictive?

November 21, 2013
Since the incredible development of cameras, we’ve all become “photographers”: from your grandmother who proudly shows you the pictures she took with her iPhone to your little cousins with their iPads.
(Tyler Martins/The Observer)

Fordham BFA’s Dancers to Perform at the Annual Fall Concert

November 13, 2013
Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) students that are involved in the Ailey/Fordham Bachelor of Fine Arts program will perform in their annual concert at Ailey on Nov. 12 and will perform on Nov. 13 at the Ailey Citigroup Theater. Caci Pritchett, FCLC ’15, gave The Observer some insights on what we should expect from the concert.
The Girl with the Pearl Earring is Back in Town

The Girl with the Pearl Earring is Back in Town

October 30, 2013
Beginning Oct. 22, 30 years since her last visit to New York, Johannes Vermeer’s “Girl With The Pearl Earring” is back in town, and is residing a few blocks from Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC).
The Art History Department is working to increase their presence, including the opening of a new museum within Walsh Library. (Melanie Chamberlain/The Observer)

Beyond The Art History Department

October 2, 2013
This year Fordham’s Art History department has organized many events in order to open students’ eyes to the numerous possibilities that the study of Art History reserves. Today "Beyond The Art History Major" will take place at FCLC from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
A look at GULF, FCLC’s newest Central Gallery exhibition, featuring “Contingente” and “Untitled. (Ludovica Martella/The Observer)

Exploring the GULF at Fordham’s Center Gallery

September 9, 2013
When walking into an art exhibit, it can often be difficult to see a connection between very different pieces of art.
John Johnson, FCLC ’02, producer of “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike,” at Joey Parnes Productions. (Ludovica Martella/The Observer)

From Orientation Leader to Broadway Producer

May 1, 2013
John Johnson, Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) ’02, is one of the lucky ones; he’s got his dream job.
Photo Illustration by Ludovica Martella/The Observer

Students Offer Poems ‘On-The-Spot’ For Charity Funds

April 19, 2013
During a “Prose, Poetry and Flash Fiction” class conversation on how to make time up for her class, Professor Elizabeth Frost and her students came up with a very original idea.
Japanese culture practices Sakura, a tradition in which the end of winter is celebrated in the midst of flowering cherry trees. (Courtesy of Suntory Whisky/MCT)

Spring Celebration: Cherry Blossom Festival at Brooklyn Botanical Garden

April 17, 2013
The Sakura Matsuri Festival is not only the perfect way celebrate the long-awaited spring, but also a way to learn more about Japanese heritage through a wide variety of interactive events.
Peter Marks Visits Fordham

Peter Marks Visits Fordham

April 17, 2013
On April 16, Peter Marks, the Washington Post’s main theatre critic, engaged in a dynamic talk-back with Fordham students in Franny’s Space.
Tim Leuke, FCLC 13, with his work in the senior exhibition in the main gallery. (Ludovica Martella/The Observer)

Exhibition Puts Graduating Students’ Work on Display

April 3, 2013
Beginning March 21 and continuing through May 21, 28 senior students will exhibit their work in both of the Lincoln Center campus' major galleries.
Guggenheim’s Splendid Playground

Guggenheim’s Splendid Playground

March 27, 2013
If you are looking for a contemporary and dreamy exhibition, the “Gutai: Splendid Playground,” currently showing at the Guggenheim through May 8 offers the viewer a visually dazzling artistic display of Asian art.
The Many “Hidden” Museums of New York City

The Many “Hidden” Museums of New York City

March 6, 2013
New York is a hub of art-related activities. It is almost impossible to keep up with all of the city’s attractions—especially for museum-lovers.
Hayden Hartnett’s Project Space is now on the second floor of the Leon Lowenstein building in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. The space features a past student’s photographs in a three row lay out on the main wall. (Sara Azoulay/The Observer)

Project Space Dedicated To Student’s Memory

February 25, 2013
The first thing that new students see when walking into the Office of Undergraduate Admissions on the second floor of the Leon Lowenstein building is the Hayden ...

Art4Aid: Creative Expression for a Cause

December 6, 2012
The Observer speaks to the founder of newly launched non-profit organization Art4Aid.
When in Rome, Take Lots of Pictures

When in Rome, Take Lots of Pictures

November 15, 2012

Observer photographer and multimedia staffer Ludovica Martella ventured back to Italy to her hometown of Rome to visit family and friends for a short time. She brings back with her breathtaking photographs...

Eight Avenue Fall Festival Offers Array of Sights and Surprises

Eight Avenue Fall Festival Offers Array of Sights and Surprises

October 20, 2012
In Midtown on Oct. 9, under a grey sky and occasional drops of rain, vendors from all over the United States and abroad, set their stands along the sides of 8th Avenue between 42nd street and 57th street.
“Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years” runs now through Dec. 31. (Ludovica Martella/The Observer)

A Fifty-Year-Long Walk with Warhol and His Followers

October 4, 2012
It’s Sept. 16, the last day of previews for the long-awaited exhibit on Andy Warhol, “Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years.”
The art accompanying the Seven Sins of Reason show during New Yorks Fashion Week struck a chord in the heart of a recent transplant. (Ludovica Martella/The Observer)

Inspiration at the Intersection of Fashion and Art

September 13, 2012
Eclectic styles and artistic minds abound at New York’s Fashion Week.
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