News & Announcements Archive


News-Letter highlights CVA virtual classes

“With lockdown orders in effect in almost every state, student artists were forced to think of ways to be creative while mostly remaining indoors, as professors brainstormed assignments that were both feasible and engaging. Students replaced live models in Life Drawing with YouTube videos of ballerinas and figure skaters over Zoom’s screen-share feature. Those in […]


2020 Art Minor Senior Exhibition and Eugene Leake Award

2020 Art Minor Senior Exhibition and Eugene Leake Award
Visit the virtual Art Minor Senior Exhibition between May 15 and May 31, featuring this year’s Eugene Leake Awardees. 2020 Eugene Leake Award for Excellence in Art Recipients Gabriella Swistara and Janice Wang Featured artists: Angela Zhu Grace Ren Janice Wang Jonghae Lee Julie See Maria Elena Grimmett Sijia Ma Zoe Goldstein Gabriella Swistara Featured […]


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 received the Louis E. Goodman Award for her independent study painting project titled: Vegetative Thoughts, watercolor and colored pencil on paper.


Annual Student Exhibition to Be Held May 10

Annual Student Exhibition to Be Held May 10
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

Dahlia Elsayed to Give Artist Talk Nov. 8
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 Named New Director of CVA
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 Retires from CVA
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.