Kim Sajet is the Director of the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC. The presentation is co-sponsored by Rensselaer's Office of the President and the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences.Read More
EMAC majors have access to a number of facilities in the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences. These include the VAST (Visualization, Animation, and Simulation Technology) Studio, and the multimedia facilities in West Hall. For more information, see http://www.hass.rpi.edu/pl/emac-facilities.
Creative opportunities are also available through the RPI Playhouse and numerous student-run clubs such as Motif: The Design Club which fosters growth of current design students through critiques, discussions, and student showcases, and promotes the awareness and appreciation of graphic art and design within the Rensselaer community.
Ground Zero (GZ) is a student-run organization dedicated to promoting music and art at Rensselaer. Ground Zero runs an on-campus music venue with bi-weekly open mics, film fests, art shows, and other events throughout the school year.
At the world-renowned Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC), Rensselaer students have the opportunity to attend performances and workshops that demonstrate cutting-edge, interdisciplinary research in the arts, performance technologies, science, and engineering. EMPAC opened its doors in 2008 and was hailed by the New York Times as a "technological pleasure dome for the mind and senses . . . dedicated to the marriage of art and science as it has never been done before." Please visit EMPAC's website at http://empac.rpi.edu for more information and a schedule of upcoming performances.