Now accepting applications for Fall 2013 Art Criticism & Writing/ MFA
School of Visual Arts (SVA)

David Levi Strauss, Chair

The MFA Art Criticism & Writing program has a rolling admissions process, which means that we accept applications throughout the spring and into the summer for Fall 2013 admission (space permitting). If you have any questions, please contact the department at [email protected], (212) 592-2408, or go to

The Art Criticism & Writing Lecture Series at the School of Visual Arts in New York City is now in its ninth season at the SVA Theatre on 23rd Street in Chelsea. Over the past four years, it has become one of the most popular lecture series in New York, welcoming writers like Susan Buck-Morss, Michael Taussig, Dave Hickey, Peter Schjeldahl, Ann Lauterbach, Boris Groys, Cuauhtémoc Medina, Lynne Tillman, Lucy Lippard, T. J. Clark, Linda Nochlin, Rob Storr, David Graeber, and Elaine Scarry to our stage.
The Spring 2013 season includes:

J. Hoberman
Rounding the Digital Turn: CGI, Cyborg Cinema, and the New Realness
Tuesday, January 22, 2013, 7pm

C. Carr and Lynne Tillman
Fire in the Belly: The Life and Times of David Wojnarowicz
Thursday, February 14, 2013, 7pm

Holland Cotter
Thursday, March 14, 2013, 7pm

Shelley Rice
Apple Juice: Blogging for the Jeu de Paume
Thursday, April 11, 2013, 7pm

All lectures are free and open to the public in the SVA Theatre at 333 West 23rd Street (between 8th and 9th Avenues).

All previous lectures in the series can be viewed online at
The Art Criticism & Writing graduate program at SVA offers a two-year course of study leading to an MFA degree. For students who want to improve their writing and advance their knowledge of contemporary art, theory, literature, and history, this concentrated program offers seminars taught by prominent critics, editors, philosophers, poets, and artists, including Michael Brenson, Ann Lauterbach, Nancy Princenthal, Lynne Tillman, Claudia La Rocco, Alan Gilbert, William Benton, Charles Stein, Phong Bui, Trinie Dalton, Munro Galloway, and Lucy Raven.

To see sample programs, faculty bios, the Degree Critical online journal, and news, go to

We are now accepting applications for the Fall 2013 term. To download an application, click here, or contact us at [email protected] for further information.

March 11, 2013