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Godwin-Ternbach Event: Curator Talk

Join Godwin-Ternbach’s museum curator Louise Weinberg on Tuesday, December 8th at 7pm for a discussion about the curation of their show HUMAN|Nature: Portraits from the Permanent Collection! The program is free to attend and requires advance registration:  email to register!

Kupferberg Center for the Arts Event: Artist Talk with Yvonne Shortt

An Artist Talk with sculptor YVONNE SHORTT in association with the QC Art Center’s latest exhibit, ARTISTS FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE 2020, curated by Virginia Mallon.

An artist talk will take place tonight, Tuesday Nov 24th at 7pm via livestream on Facebook and Youtube!

In response to the current political crises in America, a cadre of diverse and talented artists are launching a year-long cross-country show into the heartland of America, united by the belief that art is and should be a catalyst for change. This timely exhibitions support those who are striving for freedom and resisting oppression.

The art features Donna Bassin’s powerful portraits of resistance from the daily onslaught of obliteration and silences; Marissa Bridge’s mixed media tributes to the children incarcerated at our borders; Barbara Friedman’s delicate landscapes touch upon the fragility and precarious future of our natural world. Additionally, Holly Gordon’s photography captures climate crisis in China. Virginia Mallon’s work addresses refugee and immigrant issues, while fiber artist Dee Mallon focuses on the abandonment of thousands in the aftermath of natural disasters. Australian artist Jessica Waddington’s images spotlight the threat of rising waters and catastrophic fires faced in her homeland. Lydia Makepeace’s work celebrates the long-ignored contributions of women of color, and Beatrice Lebreton comments on women’s contributions to contemporary society. Jessica Nissen explores the human role as conservator and destroyer of the natural world. Maggie Rose’s collages touches upon racial diversity and social justice, while the sculptures of community activist Yvonne Shortt center on equality, race and disability. Photographer and author Susan Saunders uses language and images for her work on immigration and Jonathan Talbot’s work is a commentary on the border wall with Mexico.

The tour remains virtual due to the covid-19 crisis, but has launched digitally at not only at the Kupferberg Center for the Arts at Queens College but also at the Social Distance Festival out of Toronto, Canada. 2021 exhibits include the ARC Gallery & Educational Foundation in Chicago, and to the New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary art from mid-August to October, 2021.

Click here to view the stream on Facebook Click here to view the stream on Youtube

Visiting Artist Lecture: Dr. Wendy Gers

Join the Queens College Art Department for their QC MFA Artists Lecture Series:

Nov. 17 Tuesday 3pm, Zoom meeting.

Dr. Wendy Gers has delivered over 60 public lectures in 26 countries, taught internationally, and was Academic Director of the post-graduate research laboratory, La Céramique Comme Experience (CCE) at ENSA Limoges (2015-2018).
Gers is the recipient of a PhD from the University of Sunderland; MA in History of Art (cum laude); Advanced University Diploma in Information Studies and BA from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
She is a member of the NCECA Green Task Force, the Board of Directors of The Studio Potter (USA), and a Council Member of the International Academy of Ceramics.

Godwin-Ternbach Event: Artist Talk with Gina Minielli

Artist Talk
Wednesday, November 4, at 6:00 pm
Online via ZoomArtist and Queens College

Professor Gina Minielli will explore portrait photography in this engaging Artist Talk.

Portrait photography is the art of capturing the inherent character of your subject within a photograph. This art goes way beyond just clicking pictures of people. Gina will discuss her own journey of creating photographic portraits for the past three decades.

Program is FREE and registrations are required.

Please email to register and receive instructions on how to join us online.

Godwin-Ternbach Event: Artist Talk with Deja Patterson

Artist Talk
Wednesday, October 28, at 6:00 pm
Online via Zoom

Queens College alumna and artist Deja Patterson will address how the ideals of beauty have changed throughout the course of history. For centuries, Black women were only represented in portraiture as symbols of service and objectification.

Deja’s paintings reclaim the Black female nude. She also reclaims power against unrealistic societal standards through her work, in response to the fat shaming and discrimination she has endured as a 300 pound woman.

Program is FREE and registrations are required.

Please email to register and receive instructions on how to join us online.

QClass: Women and Minority Voices in the Arts

We are pleased to announce that our next session of “QClass,” an online performers series, will be on Wednesday, October 21 at 5 pm. Class is free and open to the public.
Panel Discussion: Women and Minority Voices in the Arts
Women and historically underrepresented people have contributed profoundly in the arts throughout history. Despite these contributions, the arts industry lacks their representation as a whole, and particularly at the leadership level. This QClass virtual panel discussion includes faculty and administrators from performing and visual arts departments at Queens College, who will:
  • highlight the contributions of women and underrepresented voices in the arts
  • bring awareness on the lack of their representation in the field
  • discuss ways to cultivate future generations of diverse leaders in the arts.
  • Chloë Bass, Assistant Professor, Social Practice, Art Department
  • Maria C. Pio, Co-Director, Godwin-Ternbach Museum
  • Julia Del Palacio, Director of Strategic Partnership and Development, Kupferberg Center for the Arts
  • Meghan Healey, Chair, Department of Drama, Theatre and Dance
  • Emily Wilbourne, Associate Professor, Musicology, Aaron Copland School of Music
Moderated by Jane Cho, Director of Administration, Aaron Copland School of Music.
RSVP (required): You will receive a Zoom link a few hours before the event. If you have any questions, please email

Godwin-Ternbach Event: Artist Talk with Azikiwe Mohammed

Creating Legacy Through Representation: A talk by artist Azikiwe Mohammed

Artist Talk
Tuesday, October 13, at 7:00 pm
Online via Zoom

One of the core elements of artist Azikiwe Mohammed’s practice is photography. In this talk for the Godwin-Ternbach Museum, Azikiwe will be focusing on photography as document creator, photographs as objects both physical and mental and how telling stories in this space up brackets to the rest of his practice.

From traveling around the country on the Greyhound bus shooting, to his travelling free portrait studio, Azikiwe hopes to offer a look at what Black people look like as told by Black people, not to / at Black people, as is too often the case, with footnotes by him. The photographs are the footnotes.

Program is FREE and registrations are required.

Please email to register and receive instructions on how to join us online.

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