Visual Art & Art History News

Winters Salsa Club Dancing
April 4, 2018

Winters College hits the Big 5-0

On Wednesday, March 21 students, staff and alumni came together in the Winters Dining Hall for good food, good times and great home grown AMPD entertainment to celebrate Winters College’s 50th anniversary.


AMPD Top Ten
December 19, 2017

AMPD Top Ten

AMPD celebrates the school’s top stories from 2017. From the Winters Awards to Indigenous Storytelling, read to see what our followers loved on social media.


Nuit Blanche's White Owl
September 26, 2017

AMPD Artists at Nuit Blanche

From dusk till dawn on September 30, Toronto will be transformed with over 110 contemporary art projects by hundreds of artists from around the world. With so much to see and do, here is a short list of AMPD projects to capture your imagination.


Freya Björg Olafson and Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum
September 13, 2017

New AMPD Faculty

This fall, two professors will join York University’s School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design (AMPD). The new professors are Freya Björg Olafson in the Department of Dance, and Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum in the Department of Visual Arts & Art History.


Dani and Peter Boomerang
September 8, 2017

Work/Study with AMPD for the win

If you’re eligible for OSAP, you may also be eligible for Work/Study. AMPD has 100 positions, plus there are hundreds more positions across campus, that you could apply for today and be earning money as soon as September.


May 10, 2017

York U hosts symposium on the changing role of public art in Canada

Public art can startle, resonate and inform, but its role is changing as expectations evolve about what it should be and do. The symposium Public Art: New Ways of Thinking and Working brings together artists, curators, urban planners, academics, policymakers and community organizers to explore policies and practices of commissioning and creating art for the public realm, now and in the future.