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Post image for More Than a Year After the Dissolution of the Corcoran, Its Art School Still Struggles in a New Home

WASHINGTON, DC — Maeve McCool vividly remembers when she first learned that the Corcoran Gallery of Art and the conjoining Corcoran College of Art and Design would be no more.

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Post image for Photographer Alec Soth’s Winnebago Workshop Takes Arts Education on the Road

“Moving through the world brings the world alive,” Alec Soth told Hyperallergic. “I considered myself a photographer for about a decade before I seriously started traveling. Once I hit the road, everything changed. I found I could more deeply connect with the people and places I encountered.”

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Post image for In Mexico City, a New Design School Campus Signals a Shift for a Scruffy Neighborhood

MEXICO CITY — The opening of a design school campus is hardly news in the US — nor is their mass closing, for that matter — but in Mexico, where institutions devoted to training students for careers in media and the arts are few and far between, it’s a big deal.

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Post image for The Best Lists of the Best Art Schools on the Internet

In the market for a fine art degree but unsure how to pick schools? The real question is: which list of the top art schools is right for you?

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My Art School Breakdown, Part 2

by Edie Everette on December 29, 2014

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The perfect storm …

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My Art School Breakdown, Part 1

by Edie Everette on December 1, 2014

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Go straight from high school to a kick-ass art school.

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Post image for The Birth and Education of Judy Chicago

Judy Chicago, arguably the world’s best known Feminist artist, continues to fiercely divide opinion. Her detractors accuse her work of being simplistic and singleminded, while loyalists praise her unwavering activism. The artist has fostered a reputation for being independent and uncompromising.

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Post image for Art School’s Pulp Fiction Moment

Thank you, Jerry Saltz, for sharing this classic pulp fiction book cover on Twitter. It really puts art school into a real context.

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Why Did You Go to Art School?

by Jillian Steinhauer on September 18, 2013

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With college tuition costs in the US rising faster than inflation, the decision to go to art school is increasingly fraught. How do you know if the ends will justify the means? Is it worth it only if you have a scholarship? Why go to art school? That last question is the basis for a tumblelog called, appropriately, Why Did You Go to Art School?

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Post image for In Search of an Alternative Art Education #AltEdu

Lately there has been a rising trend of artist-run schools and programs popping up throughout the country: Trade School, the School for Creative Activism, the Bruce High Quality Foundation University, and New York Arts Practicum, to name just a few in New York. While this is not an entirely new phenomenon, perhaps the current manifestation is a response to exponentially rising tuition prices as well as stagnant employment opportunities for people (such as myself) who have already spent a great deal on their education thus far. Discontent with the current art school model also seems to be an increasingly common attitude among students and faculty alike.

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