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Fall 2023

  • Reference and Instruction Librarian Sam Regal wrote an essay for East of Borneo about the culture, production, and affective resonances of artists' books generated in the orbit of CalArts' Feminist Art Program (FAP). Highlights material from the CalArts Library Artists' Books collection and points to tensions produced by institutional ambivalence surrounding the feminist art tradition. 
  • School of Theater faculty Anne Militello designed the lighting for the current production of Wagner's The Flying Dutchman at the Lyric Opera of Chicago. She was also interviewed for their press release on YouTube.


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Thursday Nights Return…Virtually

Gallery nights. Mini-Fridays. Start of the weekend. No matter what you called Thursday nights at CalArts, you knew that each week, there’d be performances, openings, receptions, and surprises for all who attended. While the COVID-19 pandemic put in-person campus activities on pause this...

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Get Ready for CalArts Virtual Graduation 2020

On Friday, May 15, at 6 pm PDT, CalArts is livestreaming its first-ever Virtual Graduation Ceremony! More than 400 graduates will celebrate the conclusion of their studies at CalArts and be conferred their degrees.  The entire CalArts community —especially our alumni—have...

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REDCAT Named Recipient of 2020 Mike Kelley Foundation Grant

On Wednesday, April 22, the Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts announced the recipients of the 2020 Artist Project Grants. Among this year’s nine grant awardees is the Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater (REDCAT).  Established in 2007 by the late CalArts alum and former faculty...

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Writing Now Reading Series Goes Digital

On Friday, April 17, the Writing Now Reading Series introduces “Across Social Distance,” a literary marathon hosted by American performance artist, poet, and School of Critical Studies faculty Gabrielle Civil. Readers include CalArts faculty Michael Leong, Stephen van Dyck (Critical...

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Writing Now Reading Series Goes Digital

On Friday, April 17, the Writing Now Reading Series introduces “Across Social Distance,” a literary marathon hosted by American performance artist, poet, and School of Critical Studies faculty Gabrielle Civil. Readers include faculty member Michael Leong, Stephen van Dyck (Critical...

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CalArtians Among 2020 Guggenheim Fellows

On Wednesday (April 8), the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation announced the awarding of the prestigious 2020 Guggenheim Fellowships to 175 scholars, artists, and writers. Several CalArts alums and faculty were named among this year’s fellows: Pia Borg (School of Film/Video faculty) ...

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Ajay Kapur Speaks with Forbes About Open Sourcing in Music

Ajay Kapur, associate provost for Creative Technologies and faculty of The Herb Alpert School of Music, was interviewed in a recent Forbes article about the impact of open sourcing on the music industry. Kapur, who also serves as the director of the Music Technology: Interaction, Intelligence...

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#Stayathome: CalArtian Films and Shows to Stream

While our travel and activities are restricted amid the coronavirus crisis, there are still plenty of ways to let our minds and imaginations roam free. To help you discover new sources of inspiration, we’ve put together a small selection of films and TV shows that were made by or feature...

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