Saturday, November 12, 1–6 PM
630 Flushing Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
Free and open to the public
On Saturday, November 12, Pratt Institute’s graduate Fine Arts program invites you to enjoy Open Studios 2016, a full day event showcasing student artwork in a range of media that will include painting, drawing, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and integrated practices. This year, for the first time, MFA Open Studios is united under one roof in the program’s new permanent location on the seventh floor of Brooklyn’s Pfizer Building at 630 Flushing Avenue.
Located only 1 mile from the Institute’s beautiful 25-acre Brooklyn campus, the newly renovated 33,000-square-foot space features 81 individual artist studios, fabrication shops, project rooms, classrooms, a split-level critique space, and a computer lab. Surrounded by the vibrant art communities of Williamsburg, Bedford-Stuyvesant, and Bushwick, the new Pfizer location gives Pratt’s MFA students access to over 100 art galleries showcasing emerging and well-established artists.
A primary goal of Pratt’s MFA program is to encourage interdisciplinary conversations among faculty and students. Having studios, seminar rooms, and critique spaces in close proximity facilitates the cross-fertilization of ideas and approaches and creates a vibrant and stimulating environment where artists can flourish.
Pratt’s graduate program in fine arts attracts young artists from all over the world who work in a wide range of media. Noted Pratt alumni include Jan Groover, Nancy Grossman, Eva Hesse, Ellsworth Kelly, Robert Mapplethorpe, Juan Muñoz, Roxy Paine, Duke Riley, Joan Semmel, Swoon, Mickalene Thomas, and Terry Winters.