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  • Left Coast: California Political Art

    Installation view of "Left Coast: California Political Art" with artworks by Futurefarmers, Precita Eyes Mural Collective, Andrew Schoultz, and Rigo 23.

    Installation view of "Left Coast: California Political Art" with artworks by Futurefarmers, Precita Eyes Mural Collective, Andrew Schoultz, and Rigo 23.

    Left Coast: California Political Art includes artworks from the 1980s to the present that focus on the spirit of protest and resistance, which has come to be synonymous with the West Coast in recent years. The title of the exhibition takes its name from a playful moniker for the left-wing politics associated with California, a place that curator and art historian Peter Selz has referred to as “America’s edge.” By exploring how the roles of these artists cross into the realm of activism, the show brings to the fore timely political tensions and social movements that are unfolding across the country. The exhibition will feature sculptures, drawings, paintings, video and prints by several contemporary artists currently working in California, as well as newly commissioned works by Los Angeles-based artist Andrew Schoultz, the Bay Area-based mural collective Precita Eyes Mural Collective, and the international artist collective Futurefarmers, founded by San Francisco artist Amy Franceschini. Also included in the presentation are works by artists Judith F. BacaEvan BissellLibby BlackEnrique ChagoyaBruce Conner, Estudio Teddy Cruz with Fonna Forman, Jennifer Moon, PERSIA and DADDIE$ PLA$TIKLari Pittman, Rigo 23Favianna Rodriguez, Martin Wong, and Imin Yeh. This exhibition is curated by Nadiah Fellah, the Andrew W. Mellon Curatorial Fellow. - See more at: Read more

  • Winners of the 2015-2016 Graduate Center Dissertation Fellowships Announced

    The Graduate Center today announced the results of the 2015-2016 Graduate Center Dissertation Fellowship competition. Read more

  • Doctoral Student Joshua Mehigan (English) Named a 2015 Guggenheim Fellow

    Doctoral student Joshua Mehigan (English) has been named a 2015 Guggenheim Fellow in Poetry. Read more

  • Robert Cherry on Race, Poverty, and Law in National Affairs Essay

    Robert Cherry (GC/Brooklyn, Economics) recently published a National Affairs essay examining some of the specific challenges faced by black men in American society. “In Ferguson, Missouri,... Read more

  • Frances Fox-Piven and Robert Reid-Pharr Honored by Rutgers, Johns Hopkins

    For their research and achievements, Graduate Center faculty continue to receive high-level recognition, including from peer institutions. Read more

  • Christine Folch (Ph.D. 2012, Anthropology) Appointed to Duke University Faculty

    Among the many projects underway for Christine Folch (Ph.D. 2012, Anthropology) is her first book: a study of the Itaipú Binational Hydroelectric Dam in Brazil and Paraguay — the world's largest source of renewable energy. Read more

  • LIS Receives NIH Grant for Research on Wellbeing and Aging

    The Luxembourg Income Study Center, led by Professor Janet Gornick (Political Science/Sociology), has received its first National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant. Read more

  • Zachary Bernstein (Ph.D. 2015, Music Theory) to Join Faculty of Eastman School of Music

    Zachary Bernstein (Ph.D. 2015, Music Theory) has been appointed to the faculty of Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York, where he will serve as an assistant professor of music... Read more

  • Social Welfare Doctoral Candidate Receives NIMH Grant

    Doctoral candidate Jagadisa-devasri Dacus (Social Welfare) was recently awarded a dissertation research grant from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). Read more

  • Graduate Center to Host Symposium on Vulnerability

    On Thursday, April 23, the Graduate Center will host “Risquer la Vulnérabilité: Risking Vulnerability,” a daylong symposium that aims to identify what vulnerability means in contemporary social sciences and humanities. Read more