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20 Visual Artists Showcased in First Major Alumni Exhibition

By Scott Hug

The first-ever retrospective of School of the Arts (SOA) alumni work, From Postwar to Postmodernism: Three Decades of Columbia Visual Artists, was held at the LeRoy Neiman Gallery from Feb. 28 to March 10, 2006. At the show's opening reception, visual arts chair Gareth James said that the wide variety of works on display attested to SOA's greatest strength: encouraging its M.F.A. students to become the best artists they can be. Dan Kleinman, SOA acting dean, praised the exhibition for enriching the ties between current and former students. The visual arts program is so vibrant now, he said. This program is something its alumni can be proud of. The work of six of the artists is shown here.

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