The Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts provides a dynamic environment in which to challenge the conventional and habitual. We draw on the assets of Washington University in St. Louis, a top research institution, while exploring art’s vital role as a social, political, and intellectual pursuit. We will award an additional 10 full-tuition scholarships annually to graduate students across the Sam Fox School through the Sam Fox Ambassadors program. The MFA in Visual Art program is ranked 12th by US News and World Report.
Some of the most exciting artists practicing today earned their MFA at Washington University, including Laylah Ali, Adrian Cox, Jill Downen, Vita Eruhimovitz, Adam Hogan, Marie Bannerot McInerney, Lavar Munroe, Yvonne Osei, Ebony G. Patterson, Carlie Trosclair, and Ian Weaver. Learn more.
MFA studios are located in Weil Hall, a brand-new building with light-filled spaces for installation, relaxation, and collaboration.
- Caleres Fabrication Studio
- Collaborative Technology Center
- Lighting Studio
- Whitaker Learning Lab
- Textile Studio
- Dubinsky Printmaking Studio
- Nancy Spirtas Kranzberg Studio for the Illustrated Book
- Island Press
- Kranzberg Art & Architecture Library
FACULTY + VISITORS
Core faculty: Patricia Olynyk (chair), Jamie Adams, Lisa Bulawsky, Michael Byron, Carmon Colangelo, Amy Hauft, Meghan Kirkwood, Richard Krueger, Arny Nadler, Tim Portlock, Jack Risley, Denise Ward-Brown, Cheryl Wassenaar, and Monika Weiss.
Fall visitors: Dave Hullfish Bailey, Dana Levy, Duane Slick, and Ai Weiwei.
Learn more and apply at samfoxschool.wustl.edu/programs/mfa-va.
Works by the Abeyta family of artists encourage thinking beyond activism and legislation as a means for political progress.
Despite faithfully recreating the story of the beloved comic book series, the TV show lacks the verve of the original.
The Brooklyn organization is now accepting new project inquiries for its fee-based fabrication services in printmaking, ceramics, and large-scale public art.
A video showing insects crawling inside a framed photograph by artists Bernd and Hilla Becher caused uproar, and disgust, online.
Actor Al Pacino is co-producing the upcoming movie about the tortured Italian artist.
The Newark Museum of Art Presents Jazz Greats: Classic Photographs from the Bank of America Collection
Photographers Antony Armstrong Jones, Milt Hinton, Chuck Stewart, Barbara Morgan, and more capture a breadth of legendary and local musicians and performance artists. On view through August 21.
Women at War exposes the struggles that women of Eastern Europe have been undergoing for the last 60 years, in addition to the annihilation of Ukrainian heritage.
Major publishing houses, and some authors, accuse the open access platform of “piracy” and copyright infringement.
Art and photographs, publications from the 19th and 20th centuries, manuscripts, posters and more are set to cross the auction block on August 18.
The Roman-era burial ground is located in Anazarbus (modern Anavarza) in the country’s southern Adana province.
Those with a Didion-shaped hole in their hearts can also bid for portraits of the author, her books, and other personal items.
The union seeks a minimum wage of $20 by the end of 2024; the museum offered only $16.