Stern College Senior Art Exhibition Opens at YU Museum

“Unabridged” Showcases Graduating Studio Art Majors’ Work 

Talented art students at Stern College for Women have received a rare opportunity to exhibit in a major New York museum with today’s opening of “unabridged,” a multimedia exhibition featuring selections from the graduating class of studio art majors being hosted at the Yeshiva University Museum.

stern art show 4“The Museum is excited and proud to showcase the work and talents of Stern’s students, and to give them the opportunity to design the presentation of and frame their art in a public context,” said Jacob Wisse, director of Yeshiva University Museum and associate professor of art history at Stern. “We think the work of these young women will be eye-opening for many New Yorkers, and it reflects powerfully on the school’s rich melding of humanities and Jewish learning.”

stern art show 2The studio art program at Stern encourages students to find and develop their individual artistic voices. Within Stern’s Jewish and liberal arts curriculum, the foundation-based program deepens students’ skills of visual and artistic expression, and prepares them for careers in diverse art-related fields. The exhibition, designed by the students and featuring works in a range of media, is curated by artist and Professor Traci Tullius, who chairs Stern’s studio art department.

stern art show 3This eighth annual exhibition is dedicated to Abby Belkin, beloved wife of the late Dr. Samuel Belkin, second president of YU, in honor of her profound and lasting impact on Stern and the University.

The exhibition includes provocative, playful and thoughtful paintings, sculpture, video art, installations, photography, and graphic arts. In addition to featuring student work, “unabridged” was designed through direct involvement of students, who worked under the supervision of exhibition designer Barbara Suhr. The exhibition is the capstone of a semester-long exhibition design course taught by Suhr at Stern in Spring 2017.

stern art show 5Artists in “unabridged” include Liora Aeder, Aviva Childress, Leah Fleischhacker, Miriam Jacobson, Miriam Rosenblum, Miriam Rubin and Rachelli Schechter.