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Alfred University alumna endows scholarship, exhibits artwork in the New York City area

Alfred University | 12/07/18

Barbara Korman ’59, M.F.A. ’60.
Barbara Korman ’59, M.F.A. ’60.

Work by Alfred University alumna and noted sculptor Barbara Korman is being shown in exhibits opening this month in the New York City area. Korman, who holds B.F.A. and M.F.A. degrees from Alfred University, has pledged to fund an endowed scholarship at her alma mater.


ALFRED, NY – Work by Alfred University alumna and noted sculptor Barbara Korman is being shown in exhibits opening this month in the New York City area. Korman, who holds B.F.A. and M.F.A. degrees from Alfred University, has pledged to fund an endowed scholarship at her alma mater.

Korman earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Alfred University in 1959 and her Master of Fine Arts degree in 1960. Her work currently can be viewed in “A Gathering: Sculpture From The Permanent Collection” at the Neuberger Museum of Art in Purchase, NY, until February 27, 2019, as well as in an upcoming exhibition titled “Art From the Boroughs” at Denise Bibro Fine Arts Gallery, 529 W. 20th St. 4W, New York City. The show runs Dec. 20 through Feb. 2, 2019, with an opening reception scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 20, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. 

Korman lives and works in New York City, maintaining a studio for the design and production of three dimensional constructions, unique cast bronzes and wood installations. Her work is inspired by relationships perceived and photographed in nature during her travels throughout the world. She has been exhibited in more than 100 solo and group shows and is included in public and private collections in North America and in Europe.

The recipient of several awards, Korman’s work has been shown in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Neuberger Museum of Art, the Katonah Museum of Art, Hudson Valley MOCA and Tiffany and Company windows. To visit Korman’s website, click here.

In addition to her art, Korman has dedicated a significant part of her life to the development of creative thinking as an educator in the New York City Public Schools, and as a program developer for a Westchester museum’s artists’ organization. She celebrates her dedication to education, art and her alma mater with a recent bequest to Alfred University. The gift will endow a scholarship fund benefitting students enrolled in the University’s School of Art and Design. 

 “I hope this scholarship will enable those students committed to the creative process to further develop their skills in what has become an ever expanding art field,” Korman commented.