NYU-SCPS Lightens Up the "Dog Days of Summer"

Summer 2010 NYU-SCPS Course Bulletin Features Photographic Composition from William Wegman


NEW YORK, March 31, 2010 - Celebrated artist William Wegman has placed his iconic stamp on the cover of the Summer 2010 course bulletin from the New York University School of Continuing and Professional Studies (www.scps.nyu.edu).  In Wegman’s new composition—his third for NYU-SCPS—Bobbin, one of Wegman’s famed Weimaraners, is imagined as an NYU-SCPS student examining his course options beneath New York City’s fabled Washington Square Arch.

Wegman is in the company of more than 40 noted artists who have designed the School’s bulletin cover over the years.  Since 1969, NYU-SCPS has featured cover art from graphic artists and designers such as Takashi Murakami, Peter Max, Al Hirschfeld, and John Jinks, making the bulletin itself an iconic brand image for the School.

“We pride ourselves on creating memorable elements in our marketing efforts,” said Dorothy Durkin, NYU-SCPS associate dean for Strategic Development and Marketing.  “The NYU School of Continuing and Professional Studies is a significant presence in a singularly vibrant city, and our unique and contemporary bulletin covers are representative of that.”

NYU-SCPS has showcased unique artistic creations on its course bulletin covers since 1969, starting with visual artist Otto Piene’s Light Sculpture. Over the years, a variety of media have been used, including some innovative three-dimensional pieces—Jonathan Milne’s paper sculpture of a red apple with the Washington Square Arch for its backdrop; Joel Nakamura’s painting on hand-tooled tin; Susan Leopold’s mixed media collage; and perhaps two of the most challenging, Steve Miotto’s mosaic, and Eric Harshbarger and Henry Lim’s Lego™ sculpture.

A gallery of past course bulletin covers is at http://www.scps.nyu.edu/about-scps/mission-and-history/scps-bulletin-covers.html.

About The New York University School of Continuing and Professional Studies
Established in 1934, NYU-SCPS is one of NYU’s many schools and colleges dedicated to academic excellence and innovation. NYU-SCPS captures the expertise of key sectors where New York leads globally: Real Estate; Hospitality, Tourism, and Sports Management; Global Affairs; Philanthropy and Fundraising; Communications Media, Publishing, Digital Arts, and Design; Human Capital Management, Information Technology, Marketing, and Finance; and the Liberal and Allied Arts, among others. Vibrant professional and academic networks attract full-time undergraduate and graduate students from across the globe who are immersed in university life, as well as working professionals in 14 master’s degree programs, 12 graduate certificate programs, and 26 undergraduate degree programs. Over 50,000 New Yorkers and visiting students of all backgrounds enroll in 4,000 continuing education courses, professional certificate programs, conferences, and seminars annually. NYU-SCPS is widely considered to be the most complete example of NYU’s founding commitment to be “In and Of the City”—and “In and Of the World.”

About the NYU-SCPS Bulletin Covers
The bulletin has been the flagship publication of NYU-SCPS since its founding in 1934—reinforcing the School’s philosophy of keeping ahead of adult learning needs and trends through courses, workshops, seminars, and conferences.

For the past 35 years, NYU-SCPS has showcased unique, artistic creations on these course bulletin covers, producing for several generations of New Yorkers an iconic image of the School and University.   It has been said that the NYU-SCPS bulletin cover is ‘The New Yorker’ of college catalogs; people look forward to getting each issue, to see the latest work of art.

Read more about the history and see a gallery of NYU-SCPS’s bulletin covers from the last decade, here http://www.scps.nyu.edu/about-scps/mission-and-history/scps-bulletin-covers.html.

About William Wegman 
William Wegman was born December 2, 1943 in Holyoke, Massachusetts. He received a BFA in painting from the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston in 1965 and an MFA from the University of Illinois Champagne-Urbana in 1967.

In the early 1970s, Wegman's interest in areas beyond painting began to develop, ultimately leading him to photography and to video. While living and teaching in Long Beach, California, he got his dog, Man Ray, with whom he began a long and fruitful collaboration. Man Ray, known in the art world and beyond for his endearing deadpan presence, became a central figure in Wegman's photographs and videotapes.

Wegman lives in New York and in Maine where he continues to make videos, to take photographs, and to make drawings and paintings.

(Biographical information from WegmanWorld.com)

EDITORS:  For a high-resolution version of the NYU-SCPS bulletin featuring William Wegman’s photograph, please contact Cheryl Feliciano (cheryl.feliciano@nyu.edu).