School of art

School Notes: School of Art
May/June 2009

Marta Kuzma |

Alumni among foundation recipients

Six of the 25 Joan Mitchell Foundation grant recipients this year are graduates of the Yale School of Art. The foundation, named for expatriate painter Joan Mitchell (1925-1992), was established in 1993 to honor Mitchell and address the needs of painters and sculptors. It annually awards grants, supports workshops and residencies for individual artists, and provides free art education opportunities for New York City youth. Among the 2009 awardees are: Judith Bernstein ’67BFA/MFA, James Biederman ’73MFA, Jenny Dubnau ’96MFA, Barkley Hendricks ’72BFA/MFA, Charles Juhasz ’88, ’94MFA, and Sigrid Sandstrom ’01MFA.

Lecture series features international artists

A new lecture series at the art school is the latest element in the school's visiting artists program, which brings to campus international artists to share their work with students, faculty, and the public. Newly enhanced by a gift from the Hayden Fund for Art and Ideas, the program features residencies at the school by groundbreaking figures in the visual arts, selected by dean Robert Storr, who give lectures, meet in seminars with students, participate in studio visits, and gather informally with students and faculty. The lecture series was launched March 24 with a presentation by renowned French installation and video artist Pierre Huyghe.

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