In its early years, Otis’s success rested on the intersectionality of its students who also came from a diversity of creative fields.
The Art School Roots of Pop Music’s Legends
In How Art Made Pop and Pop Became Art, Mike Roberts charts the extraordinary reciprocal relationship between art schools and pop musicians.
Learning To Be a Painter at 64
After retiring as a professor of American history from Princeton University, Nell Painter embarked on a new chapter of her life: to become a practicing artist.
Columbia University MFAs Share Stories of Dysfunctional Studios and Overworked Faculty
Current students and recent graduates of the revered program reflect on a series of internal crises that have come to light.
Critiques You’ll Hear in Art School
Most of the feedback you get in art school is helpful, but not all of it.
After 81 Years, Memphis College of Art Will Shutter Due to Debt and Falling Enrollment
While many remain optimistic that the school could remain open, it would take a miraculous $30 million endowment donation to make this possible.
How the Art World, and Art Schools, Are Ripe for Sexual Abuse
The art world is structured in a way that enables abuses, and the problem is especially acute at art schools.
The Time Edward Albee Almost Bought My Painting
As a clichéd Gen X art student, I was too arrogant for my own good.
A Viral Video Sums Up Art School
A video taken at CalArts and posted on Twitter yesterday beautifully distills art-world indifference.
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.
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.”
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.