Faculty Bio

Emily Sachar

Emily Sachar

Title(s): Adjunct Lecturer
Department: Art Department (Art History)


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Contact Information
Phone: 718-644-5789 
Office location: 10 West Bard, Red Hook, NY
Email: Emily.sachar@gmail.com
Links: www.heartartnyc.com 

Degree Information

MA, Art History, Hunter College, City University of New York, 2017
BA, Economics and History, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA 1980

Courses Taught

History of Western Art I (ART 107)
History of Western Art II (ART 108) 

Primary area of expertise

Art History with two areas of focus: Northern Renaissance Art and American art at mid-century with a focus on the Magic Realist painters Paul Cadmus, Jared French and George Tooker and their use of codes and symbols to daringly signal their interest in homosexuality at a time of international repression.

Honors and Awards

A sampling of the more than 100 awards received for feature writing and reporting:

  • Pulitzer Prize, 1992, court reporting on the fatal Union Square subway derailment
  • Grand Prize, Distinguished Journalism, National Awards for Education Reporting, Education Writers Association, 1990
  • First Prize, Feature Writing, New York Press Club, 1989
  • First Prize, Beat Reporting, Newswomen’s Club of New York, Front Page Awards, 1995
  • Peter Kihss Award for Outstanding Reporting on New York City Government, Fund for the City of New York, 1988

Publications and Presentations 

Author of more than 10,000 articles for a range of media and magazines. Below are listed book publications.

  • Shut Up and Let the Lady Teach (Poseidon Press, Simon and Schuster, 1991): Memoir focuses on the lives of five students I taught at IS 246 in Flatbush Brooklyn
  • Schools for a Global Age, Asia Society, 2005

Grants Received

Kossack Travel Grant, City University of New York, 2016

Volunteer Work or Group Affiliations

Docent, Brooklyn Museum of Art, 2008-current
Garden Guide, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 1998-current
Landscape Guide, Olana/The Hudson Valley Home of Landscape painter Frederic Edwin Church, 2017-current
Docent, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2004-2008






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