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Katie Murphy Amphitheatre

Pomerantz Art and Design Center, Fashion Institute of Technology
New York City , NY United States

February 2019

ARTSpeak Lecture: Ellen Altfest

February 21 at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Katie Murphy Amphitheatre, Pomerantz Art and Design Center, Fashion Institute of Technology
New York City , NY United States

"Head and Plant," 2009-2010, Oil on canvas, 11 x 10 in. (27.9 x 25.4 cm), courtesy of the artist. © Ellen Altfest. Photo © White Cube (Christopher Burke, New York). After receiving her MFA from Yale University School of Art in 1997, Ellen Altfest has developed her own distinctive and devoted approach to figurative and representational painting. The artist and writer David Humphrey observed that “Altfest’s paintings celebrate the way objects become engulfed by their surroundings and simple acts of…

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Changing Patterns of Migrations

February 26 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Katie Murphy Amphitheatre, Pomerantz Art and Design Center, Fashion Institute of Technology
New York City , NY United States

Amir Issaa, an Egyptian rapper from Italy, will perform and give a talk on the changing patterns of migrations of the New Italian Society. This event is made possible by funding from the Diversity Council.  

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Caribbean Culture Event

February 26 at 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Katie Murphy Amphitheatre, Pomerantz Art and Design Center, Fashion Institute of Technology
New York City , NY United States

You are invited to a Celebration of Caribbean Culture! There will be a scholarly presentation on Caribbean studies followed by a performance of traditional steel drum music and dance from the Caribbean. In addition, there will be a recitation of original poetry by distinguished, award-winning poet Madeline Millan, assistant professor, Modern Languages and Cultures. This event is made possible with funds from the FIT Diversity Council.

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V-Day at FIT

February 28 at 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Katie Murphy Amphitheatre, Pomerantz Art and Design Center, Fashion Institute of Technology
New York City , NY United States

FIT joins the V-Day global movement to stop violence against women and girls. V-Day at FIT 2019 presents a benefit production of Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues by the Theater Club. Doors open for an art exhibition at 7:30 pm; show at 8 pm. This event is part of Promoting Healthy Relationships Month. Find more details at fitnyc.edu/healthyrelationships. This event is for the FIT community only. 

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March 2019

Visiting Author Talk: Simeon Marsalis

March 5 at 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Katie Murphy Amphitheatre, Pomerantz Art and Design Center, Fashion Institute of Technology
New York City , NY United States

Simeon Marsalis. Photo by Chris Buck. Multimedia writer Simeon Marsalis's first novel, As Lie Is to Grin, focuses on an African-American college student's experience in a predominantly white college. Short-listed for Center for Fiction's First Novel Prize in 2017, the novel examines racialized bodies navigating spaces from which they have historically been barred. Incorporating texts by other African-American writers, Marsalis confronts the twinned issues of race and class, love and desire. Marsalis has also authored the script for the film…

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Fashion Culture: ‘Antonio Lopez 1970: Sex Fashion & Disco’

March 6 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Katie Murphy Amphitheatre, Pomerantz Art and Design Center, Fashion Institute of Technology
New York City , NY United States

Poster for Antonio Lopez 1970: Sex Fashion & Disco. Antonio Lopez 1970: Sex Fashion & Disco is an electrifying documentary that follows fashion illustrator and FIT alumnus Antonio Lopez from New York to Paris between 1969 and 1973. Interviews with Bill Cunningham and Jessica Lange, archival footage, and Antonio’s own exuberant illustrations tell the story of this native of Puerto Rico, raised in the Bronx, who took the world of fashion illustration by storm. Alexander Joseph, Hue Magazine managing editor, will introduce the…

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Fashion Culture: 50 Years of The Museum at FIT: Fashion as Cultural Heritage

March 14 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Katie Murphy Amphitheatre, Pomerantz Art and Design Center, Fashion Institute of Technology
New York City , NY United States

Roberto Cavalli, ensemble, embroidered denim and silk, spring 2003, Italy. As part of its ongoing 50th anniversary celebration, The Museum at FIT invites you to this panel discussion about fashion museums, the fashion industry, and the cultural heritage of fashion. Panelists will include Dr. Valerie Steele, director of The Museum at FIT; Professor Susan Scafidi, director of the Fashion Law Institute at Fordham University; and moderator Felicia Caponigri, an American lawyer and PhD student at IMT School for Advanced Studies…

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Fashion Culture: ‘Charles James: The Couture Secrets of Shape’ with Homer Layne and Dorothea Mink

March 20 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Katie Murphy Amphitheatre, Pomerantz Art and Design Center, Fashion Institute of Technology
New York City , NY United States

Cover of Charles James: The Couture Secrets of Shape, published by Spector Books. Photograph by Juan Ramos, courtesy of the Estate of Antonio Lopez and Juan Ramos, archive of Homer Layne. Join Dorothea Mink, professor of fashion design at the University of Arts, Bremen, and Homer Layne for a presentation of their fascinating book on Charles James. Layne—James’s assistant for almost a decade — and Mink analyze the great designer’s remarkable innovations, revealing what made his designs so special, and…

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April 2019

Fashion Culture: ‘Treasures Afoot: Shoe Stories from the Georgian Era’ with Kimberly Alexander

April 2 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Katie Murphy Amphitheatre, Pomerantz Art and Design Center, Fashion Institute of Technology
New York City , NY United States

Cover of Treasures Afoot: Shoe Stories from the Georgian Era, courtesy of Johns Hopkins University Press, 2018. Join author Kimberly S. Alexander for a presentation of Treasures Afoot, her intriguing new book that interweaves biography and material culture with full-color photographs to tell how shoes were made, sold, and worn during the eighteenth century. Alexander traces the fortunes and misfortunes of wearers as their footwear was altered to accommodate poor health, flagging finances, and changing styles, raising fresh questions about everyday…

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