News & Announcements

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.

Craig Hankin Retires from CVA

Craig Hankin

After directing the program for 32 years, Craig Hankin has retired from the Center for Visual Arts and Johns Hopkins University. Hankin earned a BA in the history of art from JHU and taught drawing and painting here from 1980 to 2018. In addition to his work as a painter and instructor, Hankin collaborated on comic strips, mounted numerous exhibitions, and was a co-founder of City Paper.