Top Department Stories

  • Visiting Artist

    Queensborough Art and Design Department Visiting Artist Series Presented Artist Paul Moakley

    3 November 2015 -- To suggest Paul Moakley "held court" last Monday evening would not be too far off the mark. Moakley, deputy photo editor of TIME magazine and guest of Professor Timothy Hull held his audience captive for well over an hour. Immediately he made himself user-friendly, announcing his roots in Queens, "I was born in Glendale" and telling of his shyness as a young person.

  • Visiting Artist

    Queensborough Art and Design Department Visiting Artist Series Presented Artist Azikiwe Mohammed

    Azikiwe Mohammed was a breath of fresh air coming off the Q27 last Tuesday evening. Slightly encumbered with rucksack and digital camera he offered a swift apology for his delay and chattered amiably about his day. He had arrived at QCC by the invite of Professor Freya Powell to discuss his work with students; by all accounts he was completely charming.

  • Exhibit

    New Student & Faculty Exhibitions at the QCC Art Gallery

    It is with great pleasure and pride that the Department of Art & Design presented a diverse array of work by a talented group of our students for the 2016 QCC student exhibition. The student exhibition coincided with the display of faculty work in our faculty exhibition.

  • Students

    Inspiring Voices: Transforming the World, Lives and Communities, QCC's Women's Caucus for Art/UN Youth Rep Internship Program

    Attending the UN DPI/NGO inaugural briefing with the Women’s Caucus for Art’s two new Youth Representatives, Soha Farooqui and Miranda Barnes (both interns from the Department of Art and Design at Queensborough Community College, CUNY) made for a memorable and particularly inspiring day. Jeff Brez, UN DPI Chief of NGO Relations, Advocacy and Special Events, began the event with a warm welcome and a preview of the year ahead for the NGO community. He noted that this year marks the 70th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations, and quoted Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s observations that “the year 2015 is a once in a generation opportunity. Our goal is to put people at the center, and protect our one and only planet. Our duty is to end poverty, leave no one behind, and build lives of dignity for all.

Department Update

New Student Gallery for the Art and Design Department Prof. Griefen and students in the Art and Design Gallery Prof. Griefen and students in the Art & Design Gallery


An exciting new exhibition space opened in the Fall of 2014 in Art and Design Department. The new gallery located in the “C” Building, Room 204-A acts as an experimental laboratory for ideas and creative expression in which students can develop their talents as future artist and curators.

The gallery is student-run, providing invaluable practical experience for students and serves as an ongoing counterpart to the annual Art Students' Exhibition held every spring at our QCC Art Gallery.

The first show in the gallery was held at the time of it’s opening and featured a variety of works in different media including collage, drawing and photography. Subsequent shows and exhitbs have provided a platform for our students to showcase their works.

Cultural Centers

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Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center and Archives

Using the lessons of the Holocaust to educate current and future generations about the ramifications of unbridled prejudice, racism and stereotyping.

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QPAC: Performing Arts Center

QPAC is an invaluable entertainment company in this region with a growing national reputation. The arts at QPAC continues to play a vital role in transforming lives and building stronger communities.

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QCC Art Gallery

The QCC Art Gallery of the City University of New York is a vital educational and cultural resource for Queensborough Community College, the Borough of Queens and the surrounding communities.