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Muse Arts Showcase builds community

The 2014 Muse Arts Showcase - an evening art exhibition followed by performances - drew a huge crowd of Hunter students, faculty, and staff as well as friends and family of the scholars.

Muse artists showed dozens of visual works - including photographs, paintings, drawings and installations - in the gallery-style critique space in the Department of Art & Art History. Afterward student singers, instrumentalists, dancers and readers put on a stage show at the Ida K. Lang Recital Hall. Both portions of the showcase were planned and organized by committees of scholar curators and directors.

"The showcase builds community across the entire Muse Scholar cohort, bringing together all classes of Muse Scholars," said program Director Dara Meyers-Kingsley. "It's a night to celebrate the Muses' creativity in a program and exhibition that they initiated and so wanted to share."

Now in its second year, the Muse Arts Showcase will continue as an annual event, providing the Muses with a public venue to engage in artistic expression, build curating and directing skills, and interact with the larger Hunter community.

(Photo, left: Hunter President Jennifer J. Raab discusses art with Muse artist Ezra Benus; Photo, upper right: Muse Scholars gather for the Muse Arts Showcase's visual art exhibition)