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Congratulations to the Class of 2020 from School of Art Faculty and Notable Alumni!

Since we could not celebrate graduation in person this year, the School of Art asked several faculty and notable alumni to record messages for graduates. Watch the two videos below to see what words of encouragement and pieces of advice they gave to the class of 2020!

Part One: Featuring Prof Isla Hansen, Prof Andrew Ellis Johnson, Rénee Stout (A'80), Prof James Duesing, Peter Burr (A'02), Prof Angela Washko, Prof Melissa Ragona, Joyce Kozloff (A'64), and Prof Clayton Merrell.
Part Two: Featuring Prof Jon Rubin, John Currin (A'84), Prof Kim Beck, Dara Birnbaum (A'69), Shana Moulton (A'04), Prof Suzie Silver, Ryan McGinness (A'94), Deborah Kass (A'74), Bianca Beck (A'01), Carrie Schneider (A'01), Samina Akbari (A'01), Sara Steele (A'01), Prof Susanne Slavick, and Prof John Carson.

Susanne Slavick Named a University Professor

Professor Susanne Slavick is one of seven Carnegie Mellon University faculty members elevated to the rank of University Professor, the highest distinction a faculty member can achieve at CMU. Join us in congratulating her! read more

Now on View

2D Animation Final Projects

Professor Johannes DeYoung

Final Projects in 2D Animation were developed over the course of six weeks exploring a variety of content of the student’s own design. see more

Animation, Art, and Technology Final Projects

Professors James Duesing & Jessica Hodgins

This exhibition presents final projects for this course, along with a behind-the-scenes look at how these animations are made. see more

Baroque Spaces and Moving Images

Professor Clayton Merrell

Complex multi-figure images using all of the following compositional tricks from the Baroque era, sketching first digitally then making a final physical drawing. see more

Environmental Sculpture

Professor Bob Bingham

Students contemplated and researched Constructed Nature and/or the Social Construction of Nature for final projects. see more

Multiples, Mold-making, & Casting

Professor Steve Gurysh

These students transformed objects and surfaces from their immediate context to form new realities, connections and contact with their environment. see more

Past, Present, Future

Professor Angela Washko

After the massive shift to online teaching, each student was challenged to rethink their projects under these new sociopolitical conditions, as well as their varying access to resources. see more

No Tutorial Virtual Tours

To celebrate the recent opening of the online Senior Exhibition No Tutorial, the Miller ICA is presenting two virtual tours. See the exhibiton at

Part One

May 22, 1:00 PM EDT

Tour 1 will explore artists in No Tutorial whose works are associated with the themes: Allegorical, Arrivals/departures, Future, Blurring Art and Design, Animation, Language, Remixing, and Image/Photo. read more

Part Two

May 23, 1:00 PM EDT

Tour 2 will explore artists in No Tutorial whose works are associated with the themes: Body, Quiet, Nature, Atmospheric, Folklore, Family, and Personal Narrative. read more

Notes from Alumni

Anna Azizzy BFA '17 presents "Sweatin' with Azzizy" and "The Secret Life of Gym Girls" virtually on The Show Must Go On(line) Pittsburgh on May 21 at 7:00 PM EDT.

Avy Claire BFA '78 participates in "Lush, Hush," an online exhibition organized by the Cetner for Maine Contemporary Art, on view through Aug 15. 

Amy Tenenouser BFA '85 gives an online digital discussion of her work on view at the New York Transit Museum's Grand Central Terminal Gallery Annex on May 19 at 4:00 PM EDT.

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