News & Announcements

Dahlia Elsayed to Give Artist Talk Nov. 8

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The Center for Visual Arts presents an artist talk with New Jersey artist Dahlia Elsayed on Nov. 8 at 5:30 pm in the Mattin Center, Room 101. Ms. Elsayed is an award-winning artist and writer who makes text and image based work that takes the form of narrative paintings, print, and installations that speak about the experience of place.

Margaret Murphy Named New Director of CVA

Margaret Murphy

On August 1, Margaret Murphy joined Johns Hopkins University as the third director of the Center for Visual Arts. She is returning to Baltimore after many years as an artist, educator, and curator in the New York metro area. Margaret received her MFA from Rutgers University Mason Gross School of the Arts and her undergraduate degree from Towson University. In her paintings and mixed media works, she examines the construction of gender and its social, sexual, and political implications on women’s lives.

Students Photograph the Burren

This summer, students in the Center for Visual Arts course “Landscapes: Photographing the Burren” learned photographic fundamentals as they lived and worked at the Burren College of Art in Ireland. They visited local farms and ancient abbeys; met painters, poets, and storytellers; and explored the urban landscape of Dublin—all while earning humanities credits.