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Support Mason Baseball at our annual dinner and silent auction, featuring a talk from Davey Martinez, manager of the World Series Champion Washington Nationals! Tickets $200 to $250. $50 for youth age 12 and under.

First Pitch Dinner 2020Friday, January 24, 2020, 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. | Country Club of Fairfax

Mason’s School of Art, Computer Game Design Program, and Film at Mason are gaining national prominence—but we can’t do it alone. We rely on your support for our amazingly talented students. So join us! Tickets $20 and up; children under age 13 free.

Off the Wall Saturday, February 22, 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. | Art and Design Building, Fairfax Campus

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Lee Glazer, BA '84

Art historian and curator Lee Glazer was named one of 50 Alumni Exemplars at the Alumni Association’s 50th anniversary in 2018. “I signed up for Carol Mattusch’s Survey of Art History second semester of freshman year to fulfill a humanities requirement and I was hooked. I liked the combination of aesthetic pleasure and deep historical thinking.” — Lee Glazer, BA Art History ’84

Alumni Spotlight

A Room With a View

Lee Glazer, BA Art History ’84, came to Mason at a time when the Fairfax Campus was little more than a cluster of brick buildings tucked into the woods. But that sleepy exterior belied the activity taking place.

“It was a vibrant intellectual community that seemed worlds away from suburban strip malls and subdivisions,” Glazer says. “The [art history] faculty at that time was young—they had been trained by some of the old masters of the discipline, but they also had the benefit of coming of age just as a more socially engaged, more rigorously theorized approach was coming to the fore, so their students got the best of both worlds.”

That ethos of building bridges between worlds followed Glazer all the way to the Smithsonian’s Freer|Sackler, which she joined in 2007 as curator of American art. Under her helm, she focused on creating exhibitions that showed the links between the American collection and the gallery’s overall identity as an Asian art museum.