School of art

School Notes: School of Art
May/June 2008

Marta Kuzma |

Sculpture building returning to art school

Art students in the sculpture program will be able to enjoy the new sculpture building beginning this fall. The building, located on Howe Street, was completed last year but was immediately occupied by the architecture school while the A&A Building was refurbished.

Under the direction of Professor Jessica Stockholder and the architecture firm of Kieran Timberlake Associates, the sculpture building will be refitted for occupancy by the sculpture students this summer, when the architecture school moves out. Sculpture courses, studios, and faculty offices will be housed in the new building, along with a new component of video courses, equipment, and studios. During the next academic year, the school will hold several video weekend seminars, bringing the field more concretely into the MFA academic program.

Admissions overview

Admissions juries have completed work for the students entering in September 2008. From a pool of 1,131 applicants, 56 were offered admission to the School of Art. By department, there were 579 applicants in painting/printmaking for 21 places; 135 in graphic design for 16 places, including 6 in the preliminary-year program; 206 applicants in photography for 9 places; and 211 applicants in sculpture for 10 places.

Student works on display

The annual Open Studios at the School of Art affords the MFA students the opportunity to exhibit their work to the public. Students in painting/printmaking, graphic design, and photography will exhibit in 1156 Chapel Street and 353 Crown Street; sculpture students will have their work on display in Hammond Hall. This year's Open Studios takes place on Sunday afternoon, May 18. Visit the school's website for details.



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