Back to site

Fiftieth Anniversary Reunion

Image of Fiftieth Anniversary Reunion


Fiftieth Anniversary Reunion
May 31 - June 2, 2019
Rochester, NY

Those invited to the event are MFA alums, yearlong workshop students, past and present instructors and staff, artists-in-residence, and board members.

VSW is using this milestone as an opportunity to explore and record an oral
history of the Workshop, a project that will commence at the reunion and be
ongoing throughout the year.

Your registration includes all of the events below as well as a yearlong membership to VSW. If you are already a member, your membership will be extended one year past its date for renewal. The registration includes one guest. If you have additional guests or family members (such as children) you wish to include in the registration, please contact us.

May 31
12pm Welcome and remarks by VSW Director Tate Shaw
1-5pm Open House with staff members and current MFA students; Oral History
recording stations with designated interviewers available for groups and individuals
5pm Private Reception for the gallery exhibition Chronology: A People’s Ordering
of Events at VSW
7pm Screening of the National Film Preservation Foundation recently preserved
film About Us by Robert Frank and VSW MFA students (Josephine Coatsworth,
Bonnie Donahue, John Gould, Richard Lefrande, Ed Lepler, Jay Mannis, and
Jack Mlynek)
June 1
10am-12pm Visit Nathan Lyons: In Pursuit of Magic at George Eastman Museum
12pm, Nathan Lyons and Visual Literacy panel at GEM’s Dryden Theater with A.
D. Coleman (independent critic, historian, educator, and curator), Anne Tucker
(Curator Emerita of Photography, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston), and Tate Shaw
(Director, VSW)
3-8pm Picnic and reunion softball game at Ellison Park, Rochester