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Moore College of Art & Design’s Socially Engaged Art Graduate Programs wrestle with the ethics of practicing art in the public, social, and political spheres. Located in the community-centric, cultural hotbed of Philadelphia, steps away from world-renowned museums and in close proximity to New York City, Moore offers graduate students a rich array of field research, networking and professional opportunities.

Moore’s community of visionaries, artists, students, and faculty engages in provocative conversations in order to explore solutions, create awareness, and share expertise. Recent guests have included:

Erika Almiron, Amber Art & Design, Art & the Public Sphere, Asian Arts Initiative, Lucia Babina, Stockton Rush Bartol, Bartram’s Garden, Chloë Bass, Roberto Bedoya, Jamie Bennett, Keith Bowman, Blake Bradford, Beth Feldman Brandt, Denise Brown, Aurelio Castro, Chicago Torture Justice Memorials, Mike Cloud, Zoe Cohen, Russell Craig, Romi Crawford, Minerva Cuevas, Rafael Damast, Ryan Dennis, Leah Douglas, Eastern State Penitentiary, Janet Echelman, Beka Economopoulos, Garth Evans, Amze Emmons, Paul Farber, Fleisher Art Memorial, Chie Fueki, Jess Garz, Jane Golden, Elizabeth Grimaldi, The Hacktory, Jane Ursula Harris, Jesse Harrod, Helen Haynes, Pato Hebert, Pablo Helguera, Maori Holmes, Walidah Imarisha, Immigrant Movement International Corona, Germaine Ingram, Marline Johnson, Juntos, Terri Kapsalis, Aviva Kapust, Sean Kelley, Melissa Kim, Robin Wall Kimmerer, Julia Klein, Laura Koloski, Jesse Krimes, Dave Kyu, Ben Leech, Leeway Foundation, Aaron Levy, Jacque Liu, A Long Walk Home’s Girl/Friends, Rick Lowe, Magda Martinez, Louise Martorano, Tiona McClodden, Selina Morales, Kelli Morgan, Zanele Muholi, Mural Arts Philadelphia, Neighborhood Time Exchange, Next City, Not an Alternative/The Natural History Museum, Thoai Nguyen, Michael O’Bryan, Karyn Oliver, Meg Onli, Michelle Angela Ortiz, Painted Bride Art Center, Rob Peagler, People’s Emergency Center Community Development Corporation, The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, Philadelphia Folklore Project, Philadelphia LISC, Patti Phillips, The Porch Light Kensington Storefront, Park Powers, Ernesto Pujol, Laurel Raczka, RAIR, Michael Rakowitz, Lisi Raskin, Damon Reeves, Damon Rich, Anthony Romero, Cruz Romero, The Rotunda, Sophie Sanders, Lucía Sanromán, Sarah Schultz, Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, Meredith Sellers, Slought, Southeast by Southeast, Spiral Q, Parris Stancell, Shannon Stratton, Hito Steyerl, Li Sumpter, Taller Puertorriqueño, Elizabeth Thomas, Nato Thompson, Salamishah Tillet, Scheherazade Tillet, Tiny WPA, Al Tull, Ulises Bookstore, Jeanne Van Heeswijk, The Village of Arts & Humanities, Megan Voeller, Shira Walinsky, Jonathan Wallis, Dan S. Wang, Dawan Williams, Asia Willis, Risë Wilson, Marion Wilson, Works Progress, Sue Bell Yank, Rebecca Zorach, and more.

We look forward to having you at the table.

Register for the Graduate Studies Info Session on January 12, 2019 at, chat with us anytime or set up a campus visit at or 215.515.9824 ext. 2090.

Apply to the MFA or MA in Socially Engaged Art by February 1, 2019 to be considered for fellowships and assistantships. To learn more, visit

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