NYU Journalism Department Becomes the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute


Original Works of Art by Carter to be Installed on the Occasion of the Institute’s Naming

Arthur Carter's Composition in Red, Yellow, and Blue
Arthur Carter's Composition in Red, Yellow, and Blue

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Original Works of Art by Carter to be Installed on the Occasion of the Institute’s Naming

New York University’s Faculty of Arts and Science has re-designated its Department of Journalism the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, in recognition of Arthur Carter’s long-time support of journalism education at the university. NYU will celebrate the new designation of its journalism program at an Oct. 6 ceremony.

Carter, founder of the New York Observer and the Litchfield County Times, has previously supported the department with fellowships, scholarships, and sponsored lectures. He also has taught as an adjunct professor of philosophy and journalism at NYU.

In addition, Carter, who is also an accomplished artist, has given two of his works to the Institute to be installed in its new space at 20 Cooper Square. Composition in Red, Yellow, and Blue (2006) is a large-scale, acrylic-on-canvas painting (60”x 84”; 152.4 x 213.4 cm.) formed of bold, geometric lines and angles, and Psyche (2000) is a graceful sculpture of seven interlocking, angular stainless steel shapes (84” x 44” x 36”; 213.4 x 111.8 x 91.4 cm.).

“I’m deeply honored that NYU is naming the Journalism Institute for me,” said Arthur L. Carter. “As my commitment to the university is long-standing, it gives me great pleasure to be recognized in this way. I am also pleased to have two of my works of art installed at the Journalism Institute’s new home where they can be enjoyed by new audiences for years to come.”

The Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute will remain in NYU’s Faculty of Arts and Science. Its establishment culminates a major effort to rethink and reinvigorate university-level journalism education; it reflects the faculty’s long-held belief that journalism is best taught in a strong liberal arts environment where learning to acquire, and acquiring, specific knowledge matters as much if not more than learning skills. To that end, graduate students study together in small, distinct units, each with a tailored curriculum that varies in subject matter and 500

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