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The Student Voice of Fordham Lincoln Center

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The Student Voice of Fordham Lincoln Center

The Observer

LUDOVICA MARTELLA, Arts & Culture Editor Emerita

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VIDEO: Dancing Eyes

July 15, 2014

Brilynn Rakes, Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC)' 17, is not your average dancer. "I was born with my visual impairment," Rakes said. "I don't know any different." Her visual impairments include...

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

This is the time of the year when Fordham students who have applied to study abroad programs during the upcoming fall semester get-if they haven’t already,-a response from the International Study Abroad...

(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...

“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...

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. Dancers in all stages of the program will...

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. Professor Jaqueline Reich, the newest chair...

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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...

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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 The Ailey School on Nov. 12 and will...

The Girl with the Pearl Earring is Back in Town

The Girl with the Pearl Earring is Back in Town

October 30, 2013

You have probably seen her around before: the girl with the pearl earring, if not because of its place as one of the masterpieces of Dutch portraiture of the 17th century, then because of the well-known...

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

All Fordham students are required to take a fine arts course as part of the core requirement. Many choose “Intro To Art History”, but don't always know exactly how this course of study could bring...

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. Professor Casey Ruble, Artist in Residence at Fordham College at Lincoln Center...

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. A theatre management major during his time at Fordham, today Johnson is a producer...

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 Elisabeth Frost and her students came up with a very original idea. On Saturday, April...

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 Brooklyn Botanic Garden will host its annual celebration of the blooming of its 115 Cherry Blossom trees with the two-day Sakura Matsuri festival on April 27 and 28. The Sakura Matsuri Festival...

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. Marks focused his discussion on what the real job...

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

A long-awaited moment for students graduating from Fordham's visual arts department has finally come. Beginning March 21 and continuing through May 21, 28 senior students are exhibiting their work...

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...

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. The Observer selected three student friendly museums,...

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 Hartnett Project Space, now displaying...

Art4Aid: Creative Expression for a Cause

December 6, 2012

“What you should really do in life is what drives you.” This is the statement that Carlo Zande, founder and CEO of the nonprofit foundation Art4Aid, told me when I first approached him as a reporter...

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. Just...

“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.” There is always some excitement between New Yorkers when the...

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

  Soho, New York– It's Sept. 8, and under a dark sky full of clouds, several things run in the minds of New Yorkers: this first muggy rain of September is the sign that the summer is coming...

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