From the Fine Arts Society: Upcoming Events!

12 Feb

Thomas Struth, Museum Photographs: Pergamon Museum IV, Berlin, 2001



Dear FAS members,

we hope you all had a good break and are keeping warm in these last weeks of winter. Here at FAS we are preparing for an exciting semester, planning visits to amazing arts institutions and organizing panels of young and seasoned professionals from the art world. Our first event will take place nextWednesday, February 18th at 7 p.m. on the third floor of Silver. We will feed you pizza and you will come hang out, ask us questions about FAS events, art, life, jobs in the art world, or anything else you might want to ask our board.

We are planning visits to Cooper Hewitt Museum and Judd Foundation, and we will have two career symposiums, one featuring young professional from the art world (mostly recent NYU graduates) on March 25th and one featuring more experienced professionals on April 15th.

We are also organizing two day trips, one to JR’s projectUnframed-Ellis Island on April 12th and one to Dia:Beacon on April 25th. Both of these trips require an RSVP and a co-pay. The space for Ellis Island is extremely limited and is first-come, first-serve basis, so the sooner you RSVP and submit your co-pay, the more likely you are to get a spot. The deadline to RSVP for Unframed-Ellis Island is February 20thand the co-pay is $20 (full price of the tour is $43). The deadline to RSVP for Dia:Beacon is March 28th and the co-pay is 25$, which includes the train ride to Beacon, NY.

Please note that your sign up is only complete when you have submitted your co-pay (not because we want your money so badly, but because the limited availability makes the logistics very complicated otherwise). To submit your co-pay, please contact Nora Gorman at or Valerie Itteilag at ASAP.

More information on each event is included below.
We hope to see you all at our first event!
Fine Arts Society



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Unframed-Ellis Island

A part of the international Unframed series, JR’s project at Ellis Island explores the history of an abandoned hospital at Ellis Island where the newly arriving immigrants from Europe were held when found ill before entering the United States. Abandoned for a few decades, the hospital structure is now disintegrating. JR, a French street artist who became internationally famous with his Inside Out Project, pasted enlarged archival photographs of the patients and staff inside the hospital to “evoke a sense of time and place and give context to the human lives that were touched by their time at Ellis Island.” The project is currently accessible via a special hard-hat tour.
To find out more about the project, click here.
To find out more about JR and to instantly fall in love with his work for the rest of your life, click here.


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Dia was founded in New York City in 1974 by Philippa de Menil, Heiner Friedrich, and Helen Winkler to help artists achieve visionary projects that might not otherwise be realized because of scale or scope. To suggest the institution’s role in enabling such ambitions, they selected the name “Dia,” taken from the Greek word meaning “through.”

In May 2003, Dia Art Foundation opened Dia:Beacon on the banks of the Hudson River in Beacon, New York in a former Nabisco box printing factory. The museum presents Dia’s collection of art from the 1960s to the present as well as special exhibitions, new commissions, and public and education programs.

To find out more about Dia:Beacon and their projects, click here.


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