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Diana Thater's Sympathetic Imagination


Diana Thater’s Sympathetic Imagination

She’s snorkeled with wild dolphins, regularly watches the Nat Geo channel and lives with four rescue cats. So it seems only natural that Graduate Art Chair Diana Thater (MFA 90) would use her empathy for animals as the foundation for a remarkable series of video and film installations dissecting the knotty dynamic between humankind and wildlife.




For creative professionals, the allure of Los Angeles goes far beyond You can’t beat the weather. Meet three thriving entrepreneurs—upper-term student Noah Minuskin and alumni Yo Santosa and Spencer Nikosey—who have made the City of Angels their headquarters.

Remembering Kenji Ekuan


Remembering Kenji Ekuan (1929–2015)

You can’t teach passion, but you can accelerate it. ArtCenter

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Wendy MacNaughton



Lynda Weinman & Bruce Heavin
Chris Do & Jose Caballer

The educational innovators behind and The Skool, and the booming business of online learning.

Dan Santat


Dan Santat

Caldecott Medal-winner “makes the unimaginable, imaginable.”


Robert Kondo and Saman Kesh

Two big-screen storytellers prove fortune favors the prepared.

4X4 Alumni Gallery

4x4 gallery

Doug Aitken, Jen Rosenstein, Mark Ryden, Lawrence Carroll

The 4x4 Gallery features four alumni whose passionate engagement with recent projects expands artistic boundaries.



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