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Jackson Pollock painting Autumn Rhythm: Number 30, 1950. Photograph by Hans Namuth. © ESTATE OF HANS NAMUTH PHOTO COURTESY POLLOCK-KRASNER HOUSE AND STUDY CENTER

This year’s “Art in Focus” lecture series commences with discussion on “Jackson Pollock and Jazz”

Natasha Nelson October 17, 2020
The fourth annual “Art in Focus” lecture series began with a presentation delivered by art historian Helen A. Harrison that explored the role of jazz as a possible influence in the work of abstract expressionist artist Jackson Pollock.
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Stony Brook Universitys sixth president Maurie McInnis. Credit to Stony Brook University Media Relations

Maurie McInnis is the sixth president at SBU

Brianne Ledda March 26, 2020
Stony Brook University announced its sixth president on March 26 after a nearly year-long presidential search, according to a campus-wide email from State University of New York (SUNY) Chancellor Kristina Johnson.
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Anh Nguyens work, above, features two traditional southern Vietnamese garments made out of potato paper bags and flowers. The installment is part of the Wang Centers latest exhibit Potasia, on view through June 15. ARACELY JIMENEZ/THE STATESMAN

POTASIA celebrates the artwork of a household staple

Syreeta Yelverton March 20, 2018
The Charles B. Wang Center’s newest exhibit, “POTASIA: Potatoism in the East,” showcases potato art.
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A statue of Confederate general Robert E. Lee in Charlottesville, VA. BILLY HATHORN/WIKIMEDIA COMMONS VIA CC BY-SA 3.0

Art history professor’s stance on Confederate statues adds to campus divide

Luis Sanchez October 10, 2017
Michele H. Bogart, who teaches social history of public art, urban design and commercial culture, said these statues are a form of art.
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