In April, just about a year after the art history “program” (i.e. major) at William Paterson University was terminated, I attended the fabulous SUNY New Paltz Undergraduate Art History Symposium to support our final graduate with a BA, who was also one of my advisees. This year, I noticed that the papers were particularly sophisticated […]
The much-discussed national crisis in American higher education hit me particularly hard this year. At William Paterson University, where I have taught for 13 years and am now a tenured Full Professor, I am in danger of being laid off, along with dozens of colleagues. My local union has managed to negotiate the number of […]
Emerging curator Gabby Coll urges us to take a chance as she reflects on her work on the exhibit Burn Something.
Stone Mountain Confederate Memorial features three 76 ft tall equestrian figures of Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee and Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson carved into the northern slope of a 1600-plus high hunk of quartz monzonite dome monadnock. I grew up in its shadow.
For this post, the Material Collective welcomes Zaina Siraj, a senior at SUNY-Albany majoring in Human Biology and minoring in Public Health and History. Zaina is applying to medical school with the hopes of becoming a physician, and is an active digital artist. You can follow her on Instagram @zainaartistry. As a student of science, […]