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Margaret Murphy Named New Director of CVA

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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...

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

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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...

Graphic Novelist Carol Tyler to Speak at Johns Hopkins

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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

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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.

Stories: An Artist Talk by Painter Amy Sherald

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Award-winning painter Amy Sherald will present a slide talk on her work on Thursday, October 26 at Johns Hopkins University. Her talk, “Stories,” which is free and open to the public, will begin at 5:30 p.m. in Room 101 of the F. Ross Jones Building, Mattin Center, on the Homewood campus at 3400 N. Charles...

In One Eye and Out the Other: An Artist Talk by Barry Blitt

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Award-winning cartoonist and illustrator Barry Blitt will present a slide talk on his work at 5:30 p.m., Monday, April 3, at Mattin 101, Jones Building, N. Charles & E. 33rd Streets. Blitt’s presentation, “In One Eye and Out the Other,” starts at 5:30 p.m. in Room 101 of the F. Ross Jones Building, Mattin Center,...

Not What You Think: An Artist Talk by Catherine Kehoe

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Thursday, October 27, 2016 5:30 p.m., Mattin 101, Jones Bldg. / N. Charles & E. 33rd Streets Boston-based painter Catherine Kehoe will present a slide talk on her work on Thursday, October 27 at Johns Hopkins University. Her talk, “Not What You Think,” which is free and open to the public, will begin at 5:30...

JHU’s Homewood Campus Marks 40 Years of Students Making Art

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The workshops have grown from a once-a-week open studio led by a single artist to, four decades later, a thriving program with eight artist instructors offering a variety of studio classes. Read the full article in The Gazette.

Visual Arts Program Becomes a Full Academic Minor

After nearly 40 years of giving Johns Hopkins University students an outlet for their creativity, the visual arts program has become a full academic minor. Click to read more.