Event News: “Building Bridges: Museums, Communities and Latin American Art”

unnamedJoin the Association of Latin American Students (ALAS) at Teachers College, Columbia University as they discuss the intersection between museums, education and diverse communities in their upcoming event, “Building Bridges: Museums, Communities and Latin American Art.” This talk is part of the organization’s “Serie en Conversaciones.”

Given the increasing international recognition of Latin American art and its presence in collections and exhibitions in local art museums, this panel seeks to explore the connection between museums and its surrounding diverse communities, the societal influence of museums that exhibit Latin American art, and the role of these museums in promoting cultural diversity. Our featured guests include Remei Capdevila from El Museo del Barrio and Nung-Hsin Hu from Queens Museum, who will engage in a conversation moderated by Teachers College faculty member, Olga Hubard.

Date: Thursday, April 2, 2015
Location: 138 Horace Mann, Teachers College
Time: 7:00 pm

Free admission

Student Spotlight: Lawrence Haynes

Copyright Samantha Burakrdt 2015Lawrence is a 2013 graduate of The University of Nottingham, majoring in Law. His primary focus is theatre, with an emphasis in producing musical theatre. Lawrence was recently engaged as producer and musical director of a very successful city-wide theatrical production that had never been done before in the UK, paving the way for other performing arts organisations. While attending university, Lawrence ran weekly classes teaching musical theatre singing and performance. He has previously worked as an actor and script contributor, with a recent production feature as “Pick of the Fringe” at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Lawrence is pursuing a career in theatrical production and management. Continue reading “Student Spotlight: Lawrence Haynes”

Student Spotlight: Tatiana Stola

TatianaStolaTatiana graduated with Pi Kappa Lambda honors from Boston University in 2014, where she studied French Horn Performance and Arts Leadership. Additionally, she spent one semester abroad at the Royal College of Music in London, UK. Tatiana worked in the business office of BU’s College of Fine Arts, developing an interest in strategic planning in arts organizations. Prior to joining the Arts Administration program, she held an internship with the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s Education & Community Engagement department. Her work focused on analyzing constituent demographics, as well as their evaluations of the department’s programs. Tatiana is currently interning in the Department of Public Programming at Lincoln Center, working on Midsummer Night Swing and Lincoln Center Out of Doors. She seeks to combine her interests in programming, data analysis, and strategic planning in an executive leadership position at a musical organization. Continue reading “Student Spotlight: Tatiana Stola”

Student Spotlight: Erica Bibby

Erica Bibby 2Erica Bibby is a 2011 graduate of The George Washington University in Psychology and  Communication Studies. Her interest in the arts and cultural sectors stemmed from a semester spent abroad in Berlin, Germany, where she focused on metropolitan studies. Erica considers herself well traveled with an interest in arts and world cultures. Her breadth of experience began in Public Relations, where she honed valuable communication skills at Edelman and Weber Shandwick. Erica also held roles with Cultural Tourism DC, Time Warner Inc., and WGBH, a PBS affiliate. Her focus in development, community relations, and event organizing comes from involvement in Discover Roxbury and her admiration of the National Center of Afro-American Artists (NCAAA). Continue reading “Student Spotlight: Erica Bibby”

Faculty News: Prof. Steven Dubin talks “Global Contamination” at TEDxCaserta

16483257581_fcc402cdcb_q“By dredging toxins up to the surface, artists playing in the dirt may cleanse the body politic and allow us to view the world afresh.” -Dr. Steven Dubin

In early February, ARAD program coordinator and professor Dr. Steven Dubin was able to take a break from the cold and dreary New York weather to take part in a TEDx event held in Caserta, Italy. The theme, Global Contamination, brought together a wide variety of speakers from Italy, Sicily, the US, Portugal, and Belarus who presented on topics as diverse as their backgrounds. The mastermind behind this event was none other than ARAD alum Valerio Borgianelli Spina, who graduated from the program in 2007! Continue reading “Faculty News: Prof. Steven Dubin talks “Global Contamination” at TEDxCaserta”