Godwin-Ternbach Museum Community Event: Earth Day

The Godwin-Ternbach Museum will be hosting a special Earth Day event! All ages are welcome to view the current exhibition and participate in some hands-on activities on Monday, April 22, 11am-1pm in celebration on Earth Day.

MFA Group Show: “The Thing Seen”

Queens College CUNY announces their annual MFA Group Exhibition: The Thing Seen, curated by Stamatina Gregory. This show displays a diverse body of artworks by students enrolled in the CUNY Queens College Masters in Fine Arts program (QCMFA).

Their works reflect an array of contemporary personal and professional experiences, expressed through a variety of media including but not limited to painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, photography, performance, and social practice. Gregory writes:

“Through explorations of identity, place, ecology, social equality, mental health, media, communication, and global politics The Thing Seen demonstrates a set of pertinent questions, often challenging mainstream perceptions of intimacy and community, asked throughout the emerging artists’ work.”

Featured artists include Cody Herrmann, Naomi Kuo, Marlon Lainez, Melissa Misla, Ash Morgan, Adam Nadel, Deja Patterson, Kathryn Sullivan, Ryan Wilde, Alex Wong, and Xiaoting Wu.

In her catalogue essay for the show, Gregory expresses a central theme for academic art programs, noting:

“Visibility, at any given moment, in any given space, is made so by ‘forms of luminosity which are created by the light itself.’ In the light of neoliberal capitalism and digital culture, certain objects are seen, and others unseen; some bodies visible, others overlooked; some ideas amplified, others dismissed. Working within a contemporary culture focused around the capitalization of attention— an economy of clicks and likes—artists have the formidable and critical task of shifting what and how we see.”

The Thing Seen introduces the new visual culture produced by this intimate, interdisciplinary MFA program, sharing new work that questions our society, the place of the academy, and the role of the emerging artist.

Join the artists for refreshments at the opening reception of The Thing Seen on Thursday, April 18, 2019 from 6 – 8 PM. The show will remain on view through April 28th, 2019.

Campus Event: QC Alumnae Discussion on Successful Careers in the Arts

Sponsored by the Office of Institutional Advancement, the Godwin-Ternbach Museum will be host a talk with two QC alumnae, Dr. Lowery Stokes sims and Georgia de Havenon, where they will be discussing approaches to pursuing a successful career in the arts. The discussion is open to all interested students and will take place Tuesday, April 16th, 10:45-12:00pm at the Godwin-Ternbach Museum. We hope to see you there!

Godwin-Ternbach Event: Opening Reception, “Hope is a Thing with Feathers”

The Godwin-Ternbach Museum invites you to attend the opening reception for their upcoming exhibition, Hope is a Thing with Feathers: Art of the Natural World on Thursday, April 11th, 6-8pm.

From a mummy case for a falcon, 1085-332 BC, to Andy Warhol’s Flowers, 1964, artists and artisans have engaged with nature over millennia, drawing inspiration from the known world. Hope is the Thing with Feathers highlights over 130 objects including works by Durer, van Ruysdael, Millet, Klee, Leger, and Hockney, among others. The exhibition spans a range of cultures, from Ancient Egyptian sculpture and Pre-Columbian textiles and ceramics, to 17th century Dutch landscapes, Japanese ukiyo-e prints, Surrealist paintings, to W.P.A. prints, and landscape photography of the 20th century. Five works illustrating endangered and vanished birds by John James Audubon create a unique opportunity to open a dialogue about humanity’s role in habitat loss and extinction, and to suggest meaningful thought and action on how to preserve our natural resources.

Hope is the Thing with Feathers: Art of the Natural World has been curated by Louise Weinberg, an impassioned exhibition-maker based in New York.

MFA Thesis Show: Melissa Misla, “Apt. 9D”

Please join artist Melissa Misla in celebrating the opening of her thesis show APT. 9D
Apt. 9D finds connections between New York and Puerto Rico through the apartment interior. Showing how the home maintains cultural traditions of any diaspora, the works utilize iconography of the Nuyorican community in collaboration with Puerto Rican and Taíno themes. Using mixed media techniques and interactive approaches, the installation extends the personal home with its viewers and reminds us warmly of home, as well as the connection with those on the island.
Opening Reception: 
Tuesday April 9th 7:00 – 10:00pm 
Closing Reception:
Saturday, April 13th 4:00-8:00 
Gallery Hours:
Wednesday 2:00 – 5:00pm
Thursday 6:00 – 9:00pm
Queens College
65-30 Kissena Blvd. Flushing, NY 11367
Klapper Hall Gallery 4th floor

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