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    Dear Neighbors,

    FIT is pleased to share with you information about a number of very interesting free public events coming up on campus.

    The Photo Talks lecture series brings prominent photographers to the FIT campus to speak about their process and artistic vision. ArtSpeak, a new seriesco-sponsored by FIT?s Diversity Council, will feature nationally- and internationally-known artists who address the themes of diversity in their work. Upcoming programs in these series are listed below.

    In addition, The Museum at FIT is offering two exciting programs as part of its Fashion Culture series. FIT faculty member and sustainable fashion expert Sass Brown will discuss her new book, Eco Fashion, and Joe Earle, director of the Japan Society gallery, will offer a special preview of the Japan Society?s upcoming exhibition, Bye Bye Kitty!!! Between Heaven and Hell in Contemporary Japanese Art. Information about these two programs is listed below.

    Finally, FIT is sponsoring a week-long Diversity Expo from Monday, November 1 through Monday, November 8. Many of the events are open to the public. Please click herefor the complete schedule.

    To attend any of these free programs, please call me at 212-217-4714 or email lisa_wager@fitnyc.edu.

    We hope you?ll be able to join us.

    Sincerely,

    Lisa Wager
    director, Government and Community Relations
    Fashion Institute of Technology
    Seventh Avenue at 27th Street, room B905
    New York, NY 10001
    tel: 212-217-4700 fax: 212-217-4701



    Tuesday, October 26, 6-8 pm
    Eco-Fashion lecture and book signing/ Sass Brown
    Katie Murphy Amphitheatre
    Fred P. Pomerantz Art and Design Center, first floor
    Seventh Avenue at 27 Street

    FIT faculty member Sass Brown presents her new book, Eco Fashion, a comprehensive look at the environmentally conscious designers who are changing the fashion industry. By promoting recycling, redesign, reuse, sustainability, fair trade, and community development, these artists combine concern for the planet with love for exceptional fashion. A book signing will follow. This event is presented by The Museum at FIT.


    Tuesday, November 2, 1:30 - 2:30 pm
    ArtSpeakwith Nayland Blake
    Katie Murphy Amphitheatre
    Fred P. Pomerantz Art and Design Center, first floor
    Seventh Avenue at 27 Street

    Nayland Blake is an artist, writer, and educator whose work addresses issues about the artist?s own racially mixed background, sexual identity, and body image. His work is included in the collections of MoMA, the Whitney Museum, the Studio Museum of Harlem, LA MoCa, and the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, among others. In 1994 he co-curated the exhibition ?In a Different Light,? the first major museum exhibition to examine the impact of queer artists on contemporary art. This event is co-sponsored by the FIT Diversity Council and the Fine Arts department.


    Tuesday, November 16, 6-8 pm
    Bye Bye Kitty!!! exhibition preview with Joe Earle
    Katie Murphy Amphitheatre
    Fred P. Pomerantz Art and Design Center, first floor
    Seventh Avenue at 27 Street

    Joe Earle, director of the Japan Society Gallery, will preview the Japan Society?s spring 2011 exhibition, Bye Bye Kitty!!!: Between Heaven and Hell in Contemporary Japanese Art. This exhibition will move beyond semi-ironic narratives of cuteness and powerlessness to find traditional viewpoints melded with perceptions of the present in radically creative, unsettling combinations. Earle will introduce paintings, objects, photographs, installations, and video by the artists included in the show. This event is presented by The Museum at FIT.


    Wednesday, December 8, 6:30 pm
    Photo Talkswith Alec Soth
    John E. Reeves Great Hall
    Fred P. Pomerantz Art and Design Center, first floor
    Seventh Avenue at 27 Street

    Alec Soth is a photographer whose work has a cinematic feel with elements of folklore. Born and based in Minneapolis, he has published two books, Sleeping by the Mississippi and Niagara, andhas photographed for Newsweek, The New York Times Magazine, and Fortune. Soth?s photographs also have been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions, including the Whitney and Sao Paulo biennials. He is a member of Magnum Photos and is represented by Gagosian Gallery in New York. This event is sponsored by FIT?s Photography department.

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