Muroff-Kotler Visual Arts Gallery
The Muroff-Kotler Visual Arts Gallery serves as a center for creative artistic activity at the College and for the outside community. It also functions as an environment for teaching, performing, and exhibiting.
The College's permanent art collection enriches the cultural climate on campus by making additional works of a high level of artistic achievement available to students and the community. In this manner, the collection serves as a permanent visual reference source.
The College believes that the acquisition of art works and the presentation of different art exhibitions assist the College community in setting standards for judgment and perception.
Art Events & Exhibitions in the Gallery
The Fall 2015 Schedule
September 4 - 25, 2015
Muroff Kotler Visual Arts Gallery, Stone Ridge Campus
Norm Magnusson is a multifaceted artist who works in a stunning variety of mediums and styles, including painting, sculpture, installation and public art. Well known for his “historical markers” and “decorating nature” series (both having gone viral on the internet), he’s received a NYFA Fellowship for sculpture, a Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant for painting, a Lower Manhattan Cultural Council grant and, through the CSRC, a NYSCA grant, both for public art.
Norm Magnusson "historical" marker
As a visual artist, he has widely shown all over the United States as well as in New Zealand, London and Paris. His work is in private and museum collections around the world, including NY’s MoMA (Franklin Furnace artist’s book collection). He is the co-founder of FISHtheMOUSEmedia, a developer of educational apps for iOS; where his “Animal alphabet” app was honored with a prestigious Gold award from the Parents’ Choice Foundation and rose to #3 on the App Store’s best sellers list for kids educational apps.
KAHN & SELESNICK
October 8 - November 6, 2015
Opening reception with slide lecture: Thursday, October 8th
7:00 p.m., Vanderlyn Hall, College Lounge
Rider of the Apocalypse by Nicholas Kahn and Richard Selesnick
Nicholas Kahn and Richard Selesnick are a collaborative artist team who have been working together since they met while
attending art school at Washington University in St. Louis in the early 1980s. Both
were born in 1964, in New York City and London respectively. They work primarily in
the fields of photography and installation art, specializing in fictitious
histories set in the past or future.
Kahn & Selesnick have participated in over 100 solo and
group exhibitions worldwide and have work in over 20 collections, including the Brooklyn Museum of Art, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Houston Museum of Art, the Los
Angeles County Museum of Art and the Smithsonian Institution. In addition, they have published 3 books with Aperture Press, Scotlandfuturebog, City of Salt, and Apollo Prophecies.
Sculpture by Kate Hamilton
November 20 - December 11, 2015
Opening Reception: Friday, November 20th
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Kate Hamilton is a sculptor, costumer, and designer who works in the mid-Hudson Valley and New
York City. Her practice explores the architectural details and the experience of
clothing through pieces ranging in scale from human- to room-sized. Hamilton’s ephemeral sculptural work has been shown around the United States, and her costuming has appeared in art performances, operas, and theatre in New York, Berlin, and Zurich.
Muroff Kotler Visual Arts Gallery: VAN 265