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An Interview with a “Powerful Mujer”

An Interview with a “Powerful Mujer”

This week’s contributing writer, Dr. Ruth del Fresno-Guillem, is a contemporary art conservator in private practice who primarily works for private collections with emerging artists.   There is nothing like the uncertainty and the rush of excitement one feels when facing a project like interviewing an artist. From my experience, facing a new interview is… Read more »

Reframing Communication Through Sarcasm and Sound

Reframing Communication Through Sarcasm and Sound

This week’s contributing author, Brooke Elmore, is a second-year undergraduate student at Northeastern University pursuing a BFA in Graphic and Information Design.  When she’s not studying art and design, she creates for multiple print publications on campus while also drawing unique digital graphics for her personal gluten-free blog.    At the 2020 Super Bowl in… Read more »

COVID-19: An Opportunity to Revolutionize the Arts, Part 2

COVID-19: An Opportunity to Revolutionize the Arts, Part 2

This three-part series by returning author Wided Khadraoui tackles how the coronavirus pandemic has presented an unparalleled opportunity for museum leaders to implement decisive and necessary change to the arts sector through the use of digital engagement, and considers how the digital sphere can better serve broader audiences every day, rather than just during a… Read more »

Artists and Artisans: Uneven reception of craft within contemporary art

Artists and Artisans: Uneven reception of craft within contemporary art

This week’s contributing writer, Nikhil Phatak, is a fourth year undergraduate student at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts pursuing a combined BS in Computer Engineering and Computer Science. VoCA is pleased to present this blog post in conjunction with Associate Professor of Contemporary Art History, Gloria Sutton’s Spring 2020 Honors Seminar, The Art of Visual… Read more »

A Colorful Statement on the Preservation of Biodiversity

A Colorful Statement on the Preservation of Biodiversity

This week’s contributing author, Adela Eskenazi, is from Panama City, Panama. She is a fifth-year undergraduate student at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts pursuing a BS in Architecture. VoCA is pleased to present this blog post in conjunction with Associate Professor of Contemporary Art History, Gloria Sutton’s Spring 2020 Honors Seminar, The Art of Visual… Read more »

A Letter from VoCA Board President Jill Sterrett

A Letter from VoCA Board President Jill Sterrett

Dear friends, I hope this finds you, your family, and friends well. When COVID-19 hit in March, many of us imagined we would be on our way to something more recognizable by August. Instead, if anything has become routine it is leaning into the uncertainty that lies ahead. Historians remind us that, throughout the course of… Read more »

L’Union Fait La Force

L’Union Fait La Force

This week’s contributing blogger, Aleyana Momplaisir, is a second-year student at Northeastern University majoring in Political Science. VoCA is pleased to present this blog post in conjunction with Associate Professor of Contemporary Art History, Gloria Sutton’s Spring 2020 Honors Seminar, The Art of Visual Intelligence at Northeastern University. This interdisciplinary course combines the powers of… Read more »

Sterling Ruby: Elevating Craft Techniques into Contemporary Art

Sterling Ruby: Elevating Craft Techniques into Contemporary Art

This week’s contributing writer, Kyle Chan, is a senior at Northeastern University studying computer science and finance. VoCA is pleased to present this blog post in conjunction with Associate Professor of Contemporary Art History, Gloria Sutton’s Spring 2020 Honors Seminar, The Art of Visual Intelligence at Northeastern University. This interdisciplinary course combines the powers of… Read more »

MassArt Art Museum

MassArt Art Museum

This week’s contributing blogger, Nate Caldwell, is a Northeastern University senior studying Communications and Media Production. VoCA is pleased to present this blog post in conjunction with Associate Professor of Contemporary Art History, Gloria Sutton’s Spring 2020 Honors Seminar, The Art of Visual Intelligence at Northeastern University. This interdisciplinary course combines the powers of observation… Read more »

Documentary Adjacent

Documentary Adjacent

This week’s contributing author, Tyler Hardy, is an undergraduate student at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts pursuing a BS in Behavioral Neuroscience. VoCA is pleased to present this blog post in conjunction with Associate Professor of Contemporary Art History, Gloria Sutton’s Spring 2020 Honors Seminar, The Art of Visual Intelligence at Northeastern University. This interdisciplinary… Read more »