The Department of Art and Music
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Highlights

Chair Lisa Farrington is the winner of the 2010 Andy Warhol Foundation/Creative Capital award for Arts Writers.

Music Professor Daniel Beliavsky recorded Donald Harris' Sonata 1957 for solo piano (the first since Veronica Jochum's 1974 recording), in May 2010. He is also the audio engineer, director, and lead performer in a documentary about the Harris Sonata 1957, which will be completed in 2011.

Music Professor Peter Manuel: Keynote Speaker at the Pre-Conference Symposium of the Annual Meeting of the Society for Ethnomusicology in Los Angeles on Nov. 10, 2010.

Art History Professor Thalia Vrachopoulos won the Fulbright Senior Specialist Scholar Award to lecture at Korea University in Seoul in Winter of 2011

Professor Lisa Farrington Featured on National Public Radio Show Titled "Women Call For Peace"



Past Events

Summer Intro to Drawing with world famous artist Susanne Kessler (John Jay artist-in-residency Summer 2011)

June Summer session 1 registration info: Art 111 – 01 Code: 0644 T,W,TH 9:00 – 11:30 am

Susanne Kessler is an award-winning German - Italian painter, illustrator and installation artist. From 1975 - 1982 she studied painting and graphic art at the University of the Arts in Berlin and the Royal College of Art in London. In 1992 she won the Paul Strecker Award of the City of Mainz. In addition to scholarships and artist residencies, more than 50 solo exhibitions and numerous group exhibitions have taken her throughout Europe and to India, Pakistan, Mali, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Iran, Latvia and the USA. She has served as a guest professor at the California State University, the Latvian Academy of Arts in Riga, Latvia, and she comes this summer to John Jay College.

http://www.susannekessler.de/english/start.htm

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Visualizing the Unkown: Forensic Art
August 24th - October 26th, 2009
Opening Reception:
Wednesday September 9th, 5-7PM
6th Floor President's Gallery

Featured artists:
Donna Fontana, New Jersey State Police Cary Lane, Yonkers Police Department Daniel Sollitti, Jersey City Police Department John Jay College forensic drawing students.

For more Information call 212.237.8329 or email gschatz@jjay.cuny.edu


Kostas Kiritsis - From Manhattan to Mannahatta: Artists Books 1999-2009
Curated by Mary Ting.

August 28th - September 25th, 2009
Opening Reception
Wednesday September 9, 6-8 PM
3rd Floor Gallery

For more Information call 212.237.8329 or email gschatz@jjay.cuny.edu



THE WORLD BEFORE RACISM
Lecture by Lisa Farrington
Tuesday 31 March 2009 5pm rm. 630T

The Department of Art & Music at John Jay College presents "The World Before Racism, "a lecture by Dr. Lisa Farrington, art historian, curator, award-winning author, and department Chair. To celebrate the inaugural year of John Jay's newly founded Art & Music Department, this talk will be held on Tuesday, March 31, 2009 from 5:00 p.m.7:00 p.m. at 899 10th Avenue, room 630T (between 59th and 60th Streets). The event is free and open to the public and will feature stunning works of art from ancient Egypt to modern times. Dr. Farrington will ask and answer such questions as: When did racism begin? Have Africans and their progeny in the Diaspora always been at odds with, or victimized by, western cultural forces? Or is this dichotomy a relatively new phenomenon? What relationship did Africans and Europeans have prior to the onset of racism? For more information contact gschatz@jjay.cuny.edu



Exhibition Opening Reception
September 9, 2008
Color and Sound: The Paintings of Gaye Ellington

Painter Gaye Ellington was the featured artist in the inaugural exhibition and reception for the newly founded Department of Art & Music. The exhibition included paintings inspired by jazz compositions of the artist's grandfather, Duke Ellington, as well as Mercer Ellington and Billy Strayhorn. The evening's festive reception also included the sounds of Ellington band members Tommy James on piano and Cleve Guyton on sax, clarinet and flute.


The artist, Gaye Ellington

President Jeremy Travis with
artist Gaye Ellington


 

Lisa Farrington, Chairperson
899 Tenth Avenue Room 325.02T, New York, NY 10019
Phone: 212.237.8329, Email: lfarrington@jjay.cuny.edu