Special Projects

The most frequent proposals funded under this heading are individual
faculty requests to bring painters to a class session in any area of the
department. Upon request, the Kossak Committee considers other faculty
requests for funding one-time needs that specifically involve painting. Some
of these have included the funding of public programming for the Sanford
Wurmfeld exhibition at the previous Times Square Gallery, February 15 –
April 20, 2013, funding panelist fees and other expenses for a 2012 forum
on painting moderated by Katy Siegel in discussion with Dana Schutz,
Merlin James, Raphael Rubinstein & Richard Shiff as part of that
semester’s MFA thesis exhibition programming, covering the expenses of a
small group of students to travel to see a major Fernand Leger exhibition at
the Philadelphia Museum of Art in the Fall of 2013, and supporting the bus
rental for a student trip to Bard on September 20 2014, led by Carrie
Moyer, to view the survey exhibition of Amy Sillman at the Hessel Museum
of Art. The Kossak Program and The Artist’s Institute collaborated on
bringing artist Lucy McKenzie to Hunter for a series of events, one of which
was leading a series of sessions with MFA students on the topic of
decorative painting as a tool in contemporary art over five weeks in the Fall
of 2013. A similar collaboration with The Artist’s Institute brought the artist
Carolee Schneeman to Hunter in the Spring of 2015.

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