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KAWS at PAFA

Craig Carpenter | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Craig Carpenter

KAWS, a native of Jersey City, New Jersey, and now residing in the artist enclave of Brooklyn, is known for using pop culture iconography to cause viewers to consider the world around them differently.

Why You Should Seriously Consider Applying To Art School

| Posted 10.10.2013 | Teen

By Nicole Knoebel Has art class always been the best part of your day? Have you always been the standout of your high school concerts and plays? Th...

Today's New Old Masters Outshine the Avante-Garde

Brandon Kralik | Posted 07.24.2013 | Arts
Brandon Kralik

When I told my art teacher I wanted to learn to paint like Caravaggio he informed me that all of the secrets of the old masters had been lost.

Influential Magazine, Coagula Art Journal, Celebrates 21 Years

Lili Bernard | Posted 07.20.2013 | Arts
Lili Bernard

That's what people picked it up for. There were many things in Coagula. People picked it up for the dirt. We got a level of notoriety. We were mentioned in the John Waters film, Pecker. There's a whole scene where he goes, "Be careful of that guy over there. He's from Coagula. It's a magazine."

Professional Practice Scans

Ron Jones | Posted 05.06.2013 | College
Ron Jones

We who educate aspiring artists, whether we're public or private, liberal arts or research university, or a professional school tend not to give sufficient attention to what ensures proficiency, what prepares our graduates to act upon an indifferent world.

If You Were Going To Give Away Your Semen As An Art Project... Don't

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 03.01.2013 | Arts

In strange art news this week, New York Magazine reports School of Visual Arts (SVA) MFA candidate Marc Bradley Johnson was recently prevented from de...

Massive Blaze Rips Through Pratt, Destroys Artwork

| Posted 02.15.2013 | New York

By Trevor Kapp and Aidan Gardiner CLINTON HILL — Pratt Institute students were devastated after a predawn fire tore through the top floor of the ...

Is A Degree In Fashion Right For You?

| Posted 02.04.2013 | Teen

By Hannah Orenstein If the thought of a desk job makes you run tearfully for your sewing machine and your DVRed episodes of "Project Runway," you ...

Chris Kirkham

The Art Of A College Education: Getting Schooled At The Academy Of Art University

HuffingtonPost.com | Chris Kirkham | Posted 10.26.2012 | San Francisco

(Photo Illustration by Dan Winters) A half-empty shuttle bus rolls down a crowded street in San Francisco. A tattooed 20-something art student step...

Tim Gunn's Mentors (WATCH)

Posted 08.20.2013 | Home

Tim Gunn, fashion therapist and author, spoke about where he discovered his favorite mentors when he joined me on Mondays With Marlo. At art school, T...

Art Is a Struggle With the Struggle Erased

Vicky Tiel | Posted 12.03.2012 | Arts
Vicky Tiel

2012-10-03-Vicky44.jpg I tell the fashion students that I lecture, DO NOT DESPAIR! There is always a time to move on in the arts. It takes time and life is a long, long time.

How to Keep Making Art After Grad School

Carrie Yury | Posted 10.27.2012 | Arts
Carrie Yury

If you are lucky you will become an art-star overnight straight out of grad school. But for the rest of us, it takes time. I'm still struggling. But when I remember to think about and apply the following strategies I do a lot better.

Back to School Guide: The 10 MFA Programs That Give You the Most Bang For Your Buck

ARTINFO | Posted 10.23.2012 | Arts
ARTINFO

Enrolling in a Fine Art MFA program is a tough decision for any would-be artist, and it comes with multiple considerations. ARTINFO has examined the m...

Ars Longa, Vita Brevis

Edward Goldman | Posted 08.10.2012 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Monday brought the sad news of the death of Robert Hughes, one of the most influential art critics and historians of the last few decades. We, art lovers, are indebted to this great man.

When Executives Depart

Michael Kaiser | Posted 10.06.2012 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

The departure of a successful executive can wreak havoc on the support base of an organization if it is not handled well (or if the new leader simply does not have the skill to pull it off).

Should Art Schools Ignore the Art Market?

Edward Goldman | Posted 10.02.2012 | Arts
Edward Goldman

There was not a trace of figurative painting or sculpture among the artworks, which is not a surprise considering that such work is thought of as completely outdated, totally out of fashion, and mostly ignored by art schools.

Are We Teaching Artists to Fail*?

Karen Atkinson | Posted 09.13.2012 | Arts
Karen Atkinson

I wish more programs on the business of art would include more expanded ways of thinking in their offerings. Failure or success is never final.

The Best Art Schools

Posted 06.01.2012 | College

Which school is ranked as the best college to earn a Masters of Fine Arts? According to US News & World Report, it's Yale University. But there are...

What the Heck Is Modern Dance?

Nora Younkin | Posted 07.23.2012 | Chicago
Nora Younkin

Sometimes it would seem audiences are afraid of modern dance because it's not evident what it's about. Let me tell you another secret: that's okay. Take chances. See something weird. Talk about it.

A Giant Man Made Of Gum?!

Posted 05.14.2012 | Arts

Normally sticking your chewed up gum on a sculpture would be a most heinous offense, but there are exceptions to this rule. MOCO reports that art s...

Universities Are Engines for the Creative Economy

David Van Zandt | Posted 05.20.2012 | College
David Van Zandt

First, universities must embrace interdisciplinary learning on both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Even for students who are not focusing in the arts, some experience and literacy with design will prove crucial in an increasingly creative economy.

You've Never Seen Miniatures Like This!

Posted 01.21.2012 | Arts

Normally when we think of miniatures, we think of tiny tea sets and tiny pastries possibly designed by Polly Pocket. That is why when we saw the seedy...

My Path To The Greatest City On Earth

Parker Tatro | Posted 12.18.2011 | Home
Parker Tatro

I am just a guy from an insignificant town in Kansas, and now I get to wake up every morning and the first thing I see outside my window is the Empire State Building.

Grace

Brian D. Cohen | Posted 11.28.2011 | Arts
Brian D. Cohen

Grace doesn't belong to us, much as we may feel we've worked for it. It is not our own, but can reach others. What other reward of making art has this value: touched someone else with grace?

The Benefits and Drawbacks of Dual-Degree Programs

Daniel Grant | Posted 08.09.2012 | College
Daniel Grant

"Smart" and "cool" needn't be kept apart, and many smart kids who want to be artists and artistic kids who want a rigorous academic program have been frustrated by the need to make a choice.