This year, for the first time, Pratt’s MFA Open Studios is united under one roof in the program’s new location on the seventh floor of Brooklyn’s Pfizer Building at 630 Flushing Avenue.
The school’s studios for graduate students in Fine Arts are now all housed under one roof, in the hulking former Pfizer factory on Flushing Avenue.
On Saturday, September 17, Pratt Institute invites you to enjoy a day of festivities that will include an Alumni Exhibition showcasing the work of more than 65 graduates in galleries across Pratt’s Brooklyn campus. The day will also feature a conversation with alumnus and acclaimed artist and author Kadir Nelson, followed by a book signing.
Don’t miss this special, free President’s Lecture Series at Pratt Institute featuring renowned Brazilian artist and photographer Vik Muniz.
Today, a three-day conference titled Philosophy of Street Art: Art in and of the Street begins at Pratt Institute and New York University.
The storied avant-garde performance art nonprofit Franklin Furnace has relocated to the Pratt Institute campus under an agreement that will see the organization “nest” at the institution on a long term basis.
The sculpture park is a relatively recent art destination, really flourishing in the 1960s and 70s when artists explored the use of the American landscape as a medium for public art. Yet now the United States is dotted with these little art oases, from those that sprawl over rural acres to those embedded in the urban environment.
Thanks to further largess from the arts community, Pratt Institute’s Flameproof student exhibition will be coming to Bushwick Open Studios on June 1 and 2.
Three months ago I attended a discussion at Hunter College called towards meaning in a plural painting world. The panel sought to examine today’s multiplicity of painting styles and determine if this is a positive or dilutive development for painting’s meaning as a whole. Last Wednesday, the Pratt Institute took on similar subject matter with a panel titled “Painting Matters Now: a Conversation.”