A member of the IDSVA Visiting Faculty since 2007, Dr. David Driskell was awarded an IDSVA Honorary Doctorate in 2009 in recognition of his lifelong career as an artist, scholar, and world leading spiritual philanthropist. Down East Magazine highlights "The Last Master" in this month's issue.
2017's New York Residency was as collaborative and intensive as ever, including student-led presentations, first-hand interaction with modern and contemporary artistic practice, and pioneering seminar discussions. First and second year students spent the mornings presenting their independent studies to peers and faculty before venturing out into the city to expand their understanding of the history of art and visual culture as a concrete interaction between time and place.
IDSVA celebrated the achievements of its newest alumni during the 2017 IDSVA Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, January 14 at the Morgan Library in New York City. Hank Willis Thomas, the world-renowned photo conceptual artist, took the opportunity as Commencement Speaker to talk about art as an emancipatory promise and to congratulate the graduates on being at the forefront of cultivating new systems of knowledge.
The Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts (IDSVA) seeks part-time faculty to direct Independent Studies and Dissertations. A PhD is required. The ideal candidate for these positions should be published and well versed in Continental philosophy, art theory, and critical thinking. The ability to work across disciplines is key, and contemporary art world experience a plus.