Moore College



Moore College of Art & Design prepares students for lifelong learning and leadership in the fine arts, design arts, art history, art education and curatorial studies. As the first and only art and design college for women, Moore advances the role of women in the visual arts and ensures their success by bridging the worlds of education and work. As a leader in the arts and cultural communities, Moore promotes the visual arts through distinctive education and gallery programs.


  • Diane Burko & Dr. Ann Sutherland Harris Reflect on FOCUS & Alice Neel

    06/04/2016 Duración: 16min

    Artist Diane Burko and Dr. Ann Sutherland Harris, co-founder of Women’s Caucus for Art, speak of their experiences in working with Alice Neel. Dr. Harris has written about the 20th century portrait artist and curated an exhibition of her work in Los Angeles.

  • Debra Zimmerman: The Challenges Women Artists & Filmmakers Still Face in 2016

    06/04/2016 Duración: 11min

    In discussing the films, "Guerrillas in Our Midst" and "The Heretics," Debra Zimmerman, Director of Women Make Movies, shares some thoughts and statistics on the lack of opportunities for women artists in the art and film industries.

  • Helen Haynes: African American Women Artists & Connections to the Past

    06/04/2016 Duración: 08min

    In this talk Helen Haynes, Interim Director of Exhibitions and Programs with the African American Museum in Philadelphia, talks about the women featured in Demetria Royals' film "Conjure Women," including the Urban Bush Women.

  • Dr. Girija Kaimal: The Impact of Art As Therapeutic Tool

    04/04/2016 Duración: 17min

    "Learning to Swallow" is Danielle Beverly's powerful film about artist Patsy Desmond's struggle with being bipolar. In her talk, Dr. Kaimal cites recent research on the impact of Art Therapy, connecting it to Patsy's story.

  • Judith Tannenbaum // 2014 BFA Commencement Speech

    02/03/2015 Duración: 11min

    Moore is pleased to announce that Judith Tannenbaum will be this year’s Commencement speaker and will be receiving an Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts from the College. Tannenbaum was named The Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) Museum’s first curator of contemporary art in 2000. In 2002, she became the Richard Brown Baker Curator of Contemporary Art, the Museum’s first endowed position, which she held until 2013. She recently relocated to Philadelphia but continues her connection to RISD as Adjunct Curator. Moore’s 165th Commencement will be held on Sunday, May 18 at 11 am in Aviator Park, across from the College. Tannenbaum has organized numerous exhibitions focusing on painting, sculpture, video, and interdisciplinary work--with a particular interest in connections between visual art and performance and relationships among fine art, craft, and design. Exhibitions and publications for RISD include Arlene Shechet: Meissen Recast (2014), Painting Air: Spencer Finch (2012); Lynda Benglis (2010); Styrofoam (2

  • Patricia Wilson Aden - Leadership Conference for Women in the Arts

    28/10/2014 Duración: 17min

    2014 LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE FOR WOMEN IN THE ARTS keynote speaker Patricia Wilson Aden, President and CEO of the African American Museum in Philadelphia Saturday, October 18th 8:30 am – 4:30 pm More than 100 women (and a few men!) learned how to nurture their artistic voices, envision the future, design 21st Century careers in the arts and overcome fear of success at Moore’s 2014 Leadership Conference for Women in the Arts. Held on October 18, 2014, the daylong conference explored current topics related to college women who are, or who are interested in being, leaders in art and design fields. Moore President Cecelia Fitzgibbon kicked off the morning by welcoming conference attendees from Moore and other colleges and organizations. “Today you will all discover that you are leaders and hopefully learn how you might grow and think about your leadership in a different way,” she said. “Yes, leadership can be learned.” She stressed that credibility is the foundation of leadership and something that is earned

  • Hilary Jay // Moore Graduate Commencement

    17/10/2014 Duración: 11min

    The City of Brotherly Love is home to "one of the most important design festivals in the country," according to the National Endowment for the Arts design director. The DesignPhiladelphia Festival features more than 120 (mostly free) public events highlighting the city's architecture, fashion, graphic design and other creative industries. From tours of open galleries to parties at private workshops, the festival is meant to raise awareness about design in our everyday lives. The event is the brainchild of Hilary Jay, DesignPhiladelphia's founding director. Hear her speak to Moore's Graduate Students on their day of commencement.

  • Rise Wilson // Moore BFA Convocation

    17/10/2014 Duración: 07min

    Convocation speaker Risë Wilson, Director of Philanthropy for the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation in New York City, told students that all change begins with a vision – personal change and “large-scale pattern breaking” change. Solutions emerge “from critical and creative thinking.” “The ability to think this way is a skill…you have the capacity…” she said. “How do you foster visionary thinking? You make art and become a change maker.” Referencing her work with The Laundromat Project - a project she founded which brings socially relevant and socially engaged arts programming to laundromats in neighborhoods – Wilson said it’s important to bring art to where people already are. “I’ve learned that making art in your own backyard is a deceptively simple act,” she said. “There is power in applying art in your own community.” She told students that over the next two to four years they should ask themselves: What am I ready to tackle? How can I remain gentle with myself? How can I milk every minute of my educatio

  • Melissa Dolin // Legal Issues for Artists & Designers

    18/03/2014 Duración: 57min

    2014-03-18 Melissa-Dolin // Legal Issues for Artists & Designers Ms. Dolin studied fine arts and communication design before going into law. A former legal intern for the Institute of Museum and Library Services in Washington, D.C., she has combined her interest in the arts with her career as a lawyer to help benefit those involved in commercial litigations, as well as copyright and trademark cases. Some highlights include: Licensing (protect your rights as an artist) Copyright and trademark protection Visual artists’ rights (latest updates/trends) Internship rights and networking etiquette

  • Cecelia Fitzgibbon // Reflections on the Qualities of Leadership

    11/02/2014 Duración: 06min

    Leaders gaze across the horizon of time, imagining attractive opportunities that are in store when the organization has arrived at a distant destination. Leaders have the desire to make something happen, to change the way things are, to create something no one has created. Listen to this brief reflection on the qualities of leadership by Cecelia Fitzgibbon, president of Moore College of Art & Design.

  • Cecelia Fitzgibbon // Moore Leadership Conference for Women in the Arts Keynote

    11/02/2014 Duración: 14min

    What are the skills needed for you to be a leader in the competitive world of art and design? Listen to a Keynote address by Cecelia Fitzgibbon, president of Moore College of Art & Design. Learn from women who’ve achieved success by taking risks, being flexible, developing a solid network and creating collaborative endeavors.