Welcome! I’m so happy you’ve stopped by our website.
As you spend time with friends and family, I want to wish the happiest of holidays to you – and thank all of the artists, scholars and innovators who make the world more beautiful. Take a look at all of the achievements from Tisch this semester.
I continue to draw on two important words from the Week of Community lecture Hank Willis Thomas ’98 (BFA, Photography & Africana Studies) and Deborah Willis, Ph.D., Chair of Photography & Imaging, delivered. As they said: LOVE OVERRULES!
The University recently unveiled the designs for 181 Mercer Street, the largest educational facility on campus that will add community gathering space, classrooms, a performing arts center, student and faculty housing and study lounges, and an athletic center. I am so excited for what it means for Tisch. We will have new practice, rehearsal, and performances spaces to meet the critical demand for our programs in the Institute of Performing Arts. I invite you to explore the interactive floor plans and learn more about this exciting opportunity for us.
I am grateful to all at the Tisch School of the Arts, our colleagues at the university and to our donors who recognize the importance of the arts in a great research university. Their devotion and support of this project is historic for the school. A special thank you to the many staff and faculty who working on the plans and to Larry Maslon, Professor in Graduate Acting, who is expertly chairing the university wide Superblock Stewardship Advisory Committee.
I close this year by saying it is more important than ever to be an artist, scholar and innovator. Our work is vital and inspiring. I thank you for choosing to be a part of the Tisch community, for creating and for sharing your vision with the world.