News & Announcements Archive


Visual Arts Minors Win Prestigious Awards

Victoria W. Yeh, a visual arts minor, was awarded the Louis Sudler Prize in the Arts for her excellence in painting. Mary Yu, also a visual arts minor, received the Louis E. Goodman Award for her independent study painting project she is current enrolled in with Prof. Murphy. 


Annual Student Exhibition to Be Held May 10

student exhibition flier
Join us from 3-6 p.m. on Friday, May 10 for the 2019 Annual Student Exhibition at the Mattin Center, F. Ross Jones Building, on the Homewood Campus. The 2019 Eugene Leake Award for outstanding achievement in the arts will be presented at 4 p.m. The exhibition runs from May 10 through May 24. 


Visiting Artist Chitra Ganesh Presents Her Work

In collaboration with the Digital Media Center (DMC), Chitra Ganesh presented her work to the public at 5:30 p.m., Monday, April 1 in Gilman 50. A Q & A followed her talk. Chitra is the spring 2019 visiting artist at the Center for Visual Arts. 


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.


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.


2018 Studio Show

Join us for the annual exhibition of our students’ best work from the 2017-18 academic year. Painting, drawing, photography, printmaking, cartooning and mixed media pieces will be on view. The 2018 Eugene Leake Award for outstanding achievement will be presented at 4 p.m. on Friday, May 11 to graduating seniors and Visual Arts minors Evelyn Chiu, Jen Nadel, Jihae Snyder, Mieraf Teka and Sabrina Wang.


Graphic Novelist Carol Tyler to Speak at Johns Hopkins

Carol Tyler, the acclaimed creator of the graphic trilogy You’ll Never Know, will speak at Johns Hopkins on Monday, April 16, about her 30-year sojourn in the world of comics, from her roots in the “underground” era to her recent series of family memoirs. The illustrated talk starts at 5:30 p.m. in the Arellano Theatre, […]


JHU Study Abroad in Ireland

For a wonderful summer photography experience, join the Center for Visual Arts at Ireland’s Burren College of Art! Learn more about the program in this Baltimore Post-Examiner article, which covers an exhibit of work from last year’s trip.