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President Maurie Mcinnis cutting the ribbon outside of West Side Dinings new mural. MATTHEW WEIR/THE STATESMAN

New mural shines a light on campus diversity

Sky Crabtree September 21, 2023
A new mural showcasing campus diversity was unveiled on the side of West Side Dining on Friday, Sept. 8. 
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The male gaze in “Normal People” by Sally Rooney

Jenna Zaza February 14, 2023
Sally Rooney’s writing doesn’t aim to be filled with colorful prose, but rather engages in intellectual discussions that deal with Marxism, gender, art and the notion of relationships through a muted, impactful tone.  
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Matisse Museum brings fresh perspectives to See you at yours Exhibition

Matisse Museum brings fresh perspectives to “See you at yours” Exhibition

Jenna Zaza February 5, 2023
The Matisse Museum in Nice, France welcomed the contemporary artist Agnès Thurnauer to bring new perspectives and interpretations to the 20th-century French artist Henri Matisse’s art in the “See you at yours” exhibition. 
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Official cover The Bigger Picture by Lil Baby. PUBLIC DOMAIN

Rap continues to empower and push discourse around race relations in America

Catalina Benavides February 13, 2021
Rap music today reflects the messages of both Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X. Rappers have used their platforms and lyrical talent to express to their audiences that the fight for equal rights for the Black community is not over. 
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Stony Brook University campus in the fall of 2019.  SARA RUBERG/STATESMAN FILE

SBU student and professor win sculpture design competition for new recycling bins in Port Jefferson

Maria Lynders December 17, 2020
Michael Manning, a senior studio arts major at Stony Brook University, and art professor Nobuho Nagasawa, were both named the winners of a recycling sculpture design competition recently hosted by Port Jefferson Village. 
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Melissa Mazza submission for the 

Stony Brook University artists address injustice in RECKONING: Student Digital Mural

Amaya McDonald November 1, 2020
Recently submitted to be displayed as part of Stony Brook’s RECKONING: Student Digital Mural, Mazza created “Untitled 14” in 2014 following the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown Jr., who was shot and killed by police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri.
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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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A digital art piece created by Grace Noonan. ART BY GRACE NOONAN

How a Stony Brook student artist copes during a pandemic

Deidre Redhead October 4, 2020
Grace Noonan, junior biology major, felt a lot of uncertainty at the start of the pandemic. It led to people pivoting to new creative interests as a means to cope. For the Long Island native, the lockdown gave her a chance to brush up on her art.
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The Met has reopened, and so has a piece of New York

Deidre Redhead September 11, 2020
The Metropolitan Museum of Art reopened its doors to the public on Aug. 29. The museum had been closed since Mar. 13, a day after Mayor Bill de Blasio declared New York City a state of emergency, amidst the surging coronavirus cases.
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A walk through East Williamsburg’s street art

Cindy Mizaku May 6, 2020
Before the city lockdown order on March 20, 30-year-old Ariel Coello would lead street art walks over the weekends to have folks engage with and learn about Brooklyn’s art community.
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Onion Bagel: The Window Art of Stony Brook

Sam Lauria February 16, 2020
Yes, students decorate their dorm room windows using post-it notes and cardboard cutouts. These colorful creations allow students to express their innermost thoughts and desires. These god-forsaken art embodies the ultimate trait of college kids: relentless nihilism.
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Art of Science Exhibit in the Simons Center. AMAYA MCDONALD/THE STATESMAN

The Art of Science: Selections from the collection hosted by the Simons Center

Amaya McDonald October 27, 2019
On Oct. 24, the Simons Center Gallery opened “The Art of Science: Selections from the Collection,” a compilation of pieces curated by Lorraine Walsh that highlight the relationship between science and art.
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