Graduate Activities: Tom McDonough featured in “Inside”

23 Jul

Photo by Jonathan Cohen.

“Inside Binghamton” is currently featuring a story on Associate Professor and Chair Tom McDonough‘s visiting professorship at Harvard this fall. McDonough says that the opportunity to teach at Harvard is “an accolade and recognition of the respect of my colleagues which means a huge amount. But it’s also an opportunity for me to bring a culture from Binghamton into that setting.” Follow the link to read more.

Graduate Student Activities: Wylie Schwartz at station923

30 Jun

Join doctoral student and curator Wylie Schwartz at station923 on Friday, July 25, for an opening reception for Clara Chapin’s show Besides. See below for more information or visit


station923 presents:

Clara Chapin

Station 923
923 East Shore Drive
Ithaca, NY

Opening reception Friday, July 25th
July 25 – September 3, 2014

Sets of objects, images, and phrases, placed beside one another elaborate miniature dramas. They function as parataxis a literary tool which juxtaposes simple sentences or statements (without any hierarchy  or conjunction) to create meaning in a physical context.  [Greek, a placing side by side, from paratassein, to arrange side by side : para-, beside; see para-1 + tassein, tag-, to arrange.] The vocabulary of elements presented in these sets are culled from the last two years and touch upon the weather, inter-subjectivity, desire, tragedy, feminism and chromology. Through the ordering of these fragments, and gestures, narratives can be derived. The stories are further informed by the fact of them being displayed in a domestic environment.  Station 923, in addition to being a space for art exhibition since 2011, is a home and frequently hosts friends, as well as airbnb guests.  These are just things to live with.

Whatever may be either retained or omitted, without making any sensible difference, is not properly a part.



screening at dusk by the
Ithaca Fantastic Film Festival:

JSA, Park Chan-Wook; 2000
Summer mini series at Station923: Revisiting political thrillers

station923 and The Ithaca Int’l Fantastic Film Festival are putting together a three film mini-series to re-explore the political thriller genre with selections spanning the 30 years before the new millennium from across three territories. From Park Chan-Wook’s, South-Korean, film industry game-changer, JSA (Joint Security Area, 2000); to the vanguard experimental film, Michel Deville’s Le Dossier 51 (1976); to Alan Pakula’s second instalment in the paranoia trilogy, The Parallax View (1974), each of these films changed the way we see cinema.

JSA, Park Chan-Wook; 2000

When two North Korean soldiers are murdered in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) between North and South Korea, a Swiss-born officer is brought in to investigate. While looking into the murders, she interviews both North and South Korean officers and learns that the histories, and intrigue, run deeper than originally thought.

923 E. Shore Drive
Ithaca, NY  14850

*Parking is limited. Please park at parking lot across the street and walk over

Faculty Activities: Nancy Um appointed reviews editor of Art Bulletin

25 Jun
Image courtesy of College Art Association.

Image courtesy of College Art Association.

Among the new appointments to the editorial boards of CAA’s three scholarly journals is Associate Professor Nancy Um, who has been designated the next reviews editor of The Art Bulletin. From CAA News:

The Art Bulletin has announced its next reviews editor: Nancy Um, associate professor in the Department of Art History at Binghamton University, State University of New York, and a scholar of Islamic art and visual culture. For the past year, Um has been a scholar in residence at the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles. From 2011 to 2014, she served as the inaugural reviews editor of the International Journal of Islamic Architecture. Um is the author of The Merchant Houses of Mocha: Trade and Architecture in an Indian Ocean Port (University of Washington Press, 2009), as well as many essays and book chapters. Um will succeed Rachael DeLue of Princeton University, beginning a three-year-term as reviews editor on July 1, 2015, with the preceding year as reviews editor designate.

Faculty Activities: Jim Bohary at the National Academy

10 Jun

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This month, Department of Art faculty member Jim Bohary will be represented at the National Academy in the exhibition The Annual 2014: Redefining Tradition. Save the date for the Museum Mile Festival on June 10, which provides an excellent opportunity to see this and many other exhibitions as the nine museums on New York City’s Museum Mile collectively open their doors for a mile-long block party and art celebration.

Faculty Activities: Ronald Gonzalez at Exhibit A

4 Jun

Ronald Gonzalez, Two of a Kind. Manipulated found objects, wax, wire, welded steel; 8″ high. Image courtesy of Exhibit A Gallery.

Small Works by 
Ronald Gonzalez
June 7 – August 23, 2014

Opening Reception:
Friday, June 6, 5:00 – 8:00 pm
Exhibit A, 22 East Market, Corning, New York, 14830 / 607-259-1008

Graduate Activities: Dengyan Zhou wins Alexander Award

2 Jun

Congratulations to doctoral candidate Dengyan Zhou, who has been awarded this year’s Joan and Stanford Alexander Award by the Department of Photography of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

Each year, the Museum of Fine Arts offers grants to two doctoral candidates who are currently working on a dissertation concentrating on photography. The Joan and Stanford Alexander Award recognizes scholarship of the highest caliber and promotes excellence in the history of photography by supporting the completion of the recipient’s dissertation. Recipients of the grant may use the funds for travel, for research materials, or to set aside time to write.

Faculty Activities: John Tagg inducted into SUNY Distinguished Academy

27 May

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Earlier this month in Saratoga Springs, Professor John Tagg was officially inducted into the State University of New York Distinguished Academy, honoring faculty who have achieved the highest rank of academic excellence, a rank that can only be designated by the Board of Trustees. Tagg says, “In the forty-odd years that I’ve been teaching, I’ve always taught at public institutions. It’s a commitment to the openness and accessibility of education, but it’s also a commitment to the idea that thought is not property. It’s not the property of a few; it’s the right of all of us.”

Click here to watch a video profiling Tagg and other faculty members of this year’s distinguished faculty.


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