Applications are now open for the MA Curatorial Practice program at the School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York City, where students have two years of intense training toward careers as professional curators in the art world. The program includes hands-on exhibition-making; seminars in exhibition history and art history; theory and philosophy courses; writing and professional practice workshops; dozens of sessions with museum curators, directors, and artists; a sponsored trip abroad; and an internship at a major international art institution.

Our faculty and faculty at large comprise world-renowned professionals, and our location close to the center of Chelsea — with hundreds of art galleries, nearby museums, and thousands of artist studios — offers opportunities for students to immerse themselves in their curatorial studies while experiencing the cultural life of the city. Students have the chance to make three funded exhibitions, and funding is also available for support scholarships.

We will hold a Q+A about the program and application on December 15 at 10am (EST). Register here and have your application fee waived if you attend.

Visit macp.sva.edu to learn more and apply for Fall 2023.

Our ongoing series The Algorithmic State concerns art and society in the time of AI, data governance, and quantum computation. Join us online for these coming events:

  • The Algorithmic State: Hito Steyerl: The Photo Is UNK
    Wednesday, January 18, 2023, 12pm (EST) on Zoom
    Artist and theorist Hito Steyerl presents, “The Photo Is UNK,” in which she excavates the connection between visual literacy, documentation, and the analytical capabilities of computer vision. Following the lecture, she will converse with faculty member Noam Segal about her recent works “Mission Accomplished” (2020) and “SocialSim” (2020). Register for this event.

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