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Visual Arts Department renamed Department of Art & Design

The Visual Arts Department is now officially the Department of Art & Design. Department Chair, Professor Gerry Beegan, notes: “Contemporary artists and designers create experiences that encompass much more than the visual, so this is a more meaningful description of what we do, and who we are in the 21st century.” 

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Art & Design alum leads arts high school in New York City

Since 2012, art & design alumna Alicia Wargo has been the principal of DreamYard Preparatory High School in the Bronx, New York City, a job she says she was prepared for, in part, by her MFA studies at Mason Gross:

Visual arts faculty wins Jackson Poetry Prize

John Yau of the Visual Arts Department is the winner of the Jackson Poetry Prize, awarded annually by the nonprofit organization Poets & Writers to "an American poet of exceptional talent who deserves wider recognition."

Mason Gross visual arts alum, filmmaking center director are Guggenheim Fellows

2007 MFA visual arts alum Amy Feldman (Fine Art), and Nicolas Pereda, head of the Rutgers Filmmaking Center (Film-Video; pictured), are among the 175 scholars, artists, and scientists named 2018 Guggenheim Fellows.

Visual arts student is the first Scarlet Knight nominated for prestigious gymnastics award

Libby Groden, visual arts major, has been named one of 14 semifinalists for the American Athletic, Inc. Award, given to the most outstanding senior female gymnast in the U.S.! The award is considered "the Heisman Trophy of the sport." Groden is the first Scarlet Knight to earn this honor.

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