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Professor Bob Roger's new book Museum Quality
Museum Quality by Bob Rogers

When asked whether his photographs should be considered "art", Bob Rogers quotes the anthropologist Marvin Harris who states, "No one has succeeded in formulating a definition of art that would permit an anthropologist to segregate art from nonart in all the cultures of the world."

Student trip to the Whitney Museum of American Art's Conservation Department
Visit to the Whitney Museum of American Art's Conservation Department

Students in the Gallery and Museum Studies Program's touring the Whitney Museum of American Art's Conservation Department with Assistant Conservator, Clara Rojas-Sebesta. Fall 2016 visit organized by Lecturer, Kat Griefen.

Student & Faculty Exhibitions at the QCC Art Gallery
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.

Top Department Stories

  • Visiting Artist

    Queensborough Art and Design Department Visiting Artist Series Presents: Oasa Duverney

    November 2016 - 'hello' in smallish simple black type face on a white screen was Oasa Duverney's greeting, the sentiment was echoed in her own soft-spoken tone when she welcomed her audience, students and guests of host, Professor Freya Powell of the QCC Art and Design Department. Duverney had composed a free verse poem to go with her opening images: the first, a black and white drawing of Albert Einstein adjacent to a black and white drawing of Al Sharpton. "Two Als walk into a bar", she announced.

  • Visiting Artist

    Queensborough Art and Design Department Visiting Artist Series Presents: Maria Hupfield

    29 March 2016 - It was a full house in attendance for Maria Hupfield, visiting artist and guest of Professor Kat Griefen, herself the head of QCC's Gallery and Museum Studies Program. Hupfield did not disappoint. Standing to deliver she was confident and striking, modest and matter-of-fact in manner with an uncanny knack to engage. She introduced herself in both English and Ojibway, the language of the Anishinaabe Native Americans of Canada. She stated it is a reminder of who I am and where I come from. For the next hour and a half we were treated to who she was, where she came from and where she was headed.

  • 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.

Campus 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.