The Massachusetts Board of Higher Education has voted to approve Dr. David P. Nelson as the 12th president of Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Nelson will be transitioning from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) where he has been Provost and Chief Academic Officer.
A World of Questions
Three years in the making, Professor Chaz Maviyane-Davies' new book, A World of Questions: 120 Posters on the Human Condition has just been published. This thought provoking, conceptual book of posters uses original imagery and urges us to confront aspects of our entity, engaging us in the conversations of our time.
MassArt Celebrates Opening of Design and Media Center
Tuesday, January 19th, was a milestone day for MassArt, with the opening of our new Design and Media Center with a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by Governor Charlie Baker and over 400 MassArt community members and friends of the college. The event also featured a pop-up exhibition of alumni works in design and media, installations of undergraduate and graduate work throughout the building, and an open house in the new Sustainability Incubator.
Raise the Roof with Rick and Laura Brown in Florida
Are you an alumna/us in Florida or visiting the state on February 11, 2016? Please join MassArt faculty Rick Brown and Laura Brown '93 for a screening of Raise the Roof, a documentary by directors Yari & Cary Wolinsky. The film follows the Browns and the Handshouse Studio team as they set out to rebuild Gwoździec, one of the magnificent 18th-century wooden synagogues of Poland, the last of which were destroyed by Nazis during World War II.
Sustainabilty Incubator Launches
The Sustainability Incubator is a spring 2016 interdisciplinary platform for developing and cross-pollinating innovative curriculum and art/design projects at the intersection of social justice, health, and the environment. The Incubator is a public laboratory of inquiry and presentation. Please drop by often to see what is going on. Schedule of Events
Alumnus Launches New Footwear Company in Boston
Carlos Villamil ’12 (Fashion Design Certificate Program) and his co-collaborators Jonathan Newman and Edie Lufkin have just launched éléINSIDERS™, an innovative new footwear option that fills the void between slippers and Athleisure footwear.
Jewelry of Burning Man
Karen Christian’s, Class of '97 (Metals), new book The Jewelry of Burning Man, is about an obsession with jewelry, a love of teaching people to make jewelry, and the community that gathers at Burning Man to burn a giant wooden man out on the harsh desert floor once a year in Black Rock City, Nevada.