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MFA Visual Arts information session 2022 at University of Chicago

The University of Chicago’s Department of Visual Arts organizes a virtual MFA Visual Arts Information Session on November 21, 5pm, CST.

Application deadline: January 4, 2023

The Department of Visual Arts at the University of Chicago cordially invites you to its webcast MFA Visual Arts Information Session. Register here to meet instructors, staff, and alumni and learn more about the two-year MFA program.

Program Overview:
The Department of Visual Arts (DoVA), a department within the Humanities Division at the University of Chicago, and situated in The Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, offers a Masters of Fine Arts.

This two-year MFA program is notable for its emphasis on understanding how the plurality of today’s art-making processes relate to one another, as well as its emphasis on generating conversations that bridge DoVA and other areas of study at the University of Chicago. Our faculty members have a wide range of interests and are at various stages of their careers. All are dedicated professors who are highly invested in their own work and engaged in a dynamic and continuous dialogue within the department.

Sculpture, photography, painting, installation, performance, video, and new media are among the mediums explored by our students. We admit students to the program based on the quality of their portfolios, as well as their degree of enthusiasm and capacity in participating in this interdisciplinary program within a university setting. We work with our students to help them develop their work and leave the University with the tools they need to continue making art for the rest of their lives. We urge students to investigate not only the creative themes relevant to their work, but also the theoretical, social, and historical issues that cross and bracket it.

Faculty: Theaster Gates, Matthew Jesse Jackson (Chair), Laura Letinsky, Geof Oppenheimer, Julia Phillips, William Pope.L, Jason Salavon, David Schutter, Heather Smith, Jessica Stockholder, Catherine Sullivan.

Recent visitors: Kevin Beasley, Aki Sasamoto, Jordan Stein, Peggy Ahwesh, Meriem Bennani, John Preus, Emilio Fantin, Esteban King, Chantal Peñalosa, Guillermo Gómez-Peña & La Pocha Nostra, Angela Washko, Raphael Chikukwa, Nayland Blake, Wong Ping, Mierle Laderman Ukeles, Aliza Nisenbaum, Natascha Sadr Haghighian, Martha Wilson, Jean-Ulrick Désert, T.J. Clark, Ara H. Merjian, Melanie Smith & more.

Upcoming programming: DoVA Alumni Discuss Artist-Run Spaces and Curation, Monday, November 14, 6pm (in-person only). Logan Center for the Arts, Penthouse Room 901. Presented by the Open Practice Committee and Logan Center Exhibitions.

Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts
University of Chicago
915 E 60th Street
60637 Chicago, IL