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Julie Mehretu’s Reckoning with Success

The New York Times profiles alumna Julie Mehretu MFA 97 PT/PR, whose work will be on display at the Whitney Museum from March 25–August 8.

Celebrating a New Generation of Design Talent

W highlights Objects: USA, featuring the work of alumni Tanya Aguiñiga, Simon Haas, Misha Kahn, Joyce Lin, Adam Silverman, Katie Stout and David Wiseman.

Still Life with Zoom

Faculty member Claudia Bitran inspires students in her virtual painting class to take risks and mix mediums.

Sophia Narrett’s Embroidered Art

Hyperallergic describes the Painting MFA’s work as a “hallucinatory experience of isolation or a fairly run-of-the-mill orgy.”

Shahzia Sikander Goes Big

The New York Times presents a profile of the Painting/Printmaking MFA, a Pakistani native whose work explores colonialism, migration, gender and hyphenated identities.

The 100 Most Influential People of 2020

Time Magazine includes Painting alum Julie Mehretu on its annual list of cultural luminaries.

Maharam Fellows Find Workarounds

Nine students and recent graduates are working virtually to bring the benefits of art and design to nonprofits around the world.

Art = New Plus at LaGuardia

A massive mosaic by alumna Laura Owens offers a meaningful welcome to travelers visiting New York City.

2020 Grads Share Work Virtually

From film premieres to the grad thesis show, graduating students are turning to alternative outlets for showcasing their work.