October 3, 2019

PennMFA open house 2019

University of Pennsylvania

Carolyn Lazard, MFA thesis exhibition 2019.

RSVP for open house

Please join the University of Pennsylvania MFA program at an open house for prospective graduate students on Monday, October 28. Prospective applicants will have the opportunity to meet with faculty and students, as well as tour the program facilities and studios. The tour also visits the Institute of Contemporary Art, located on Penn’s campus, for a meeting with members of the curatorial staff, with whom the MFA department co-sponsors a number of collaborative programs.

The Masters of Fine Arts program at the University of Pennsylvania is focused on the professional development of visual artists. Through workshops, seminar courses, international residency opportunities, and interactions with curators, writers and artists, the program provides an open framework to foster independent methods of artistic research. In addition to seminars within the Fine Arts department, graduate students are encouraged to pursue the impressive selection of courses offered across the university.

Weitzman School of Design offers a range of tuition fellowships to recognize the merit and diversity of applicants to the program. Each year students in the program present public lectures and exhibitions, preparing them for an independent career in the arts that successfully reaches multiple audiences. Teaching Assistantships are offered to all incoming students; those with a sustained desire to teach participate in a program where they propose a syllabus and teach a foundation level studio course at Penn.

MFA program faculty
Matt Freedman, David Hartt, Sharon Hayes, Michelle Lopez, Ken Lum, Joshua Mosley, Orkan Telhan, Jackie Tileston, Mary Reid and Patrick Kelley.

MFA program senior critics 2019–20
Joshua Simon, Ernesto Pujol, Carissa Rodriguez, Adrienne Edwards, Kellie Jones, Chitra Ganesh

Visiting artists
Jacolby Satterwhite, Scott Myles, AK Burns, Amie Siegel, Irena Haiduk, Lucas Kelly, Mierle Laderman Ukeles, Cornelia Lauf, Steffani Jemison, Fia Backstrom, Darby English, Sable Elyse Smith, Lynne Cooke, Cauleen Smith, Devin Kenny, Yvonne Rainer, Lavar Munroe, Troy Michie, Fred Moten, Allora and Calzadilla, Fia Backström, Judith Barry, Yael Bartana, Walead Beshty, Dawoud Bey, Huma Bhabha, Jules de Balincourt, Achim Borchart-Hume, Tania Bruguera, James Casebere, Paul Chan, Ian Cheng, Mike Cloud, Tim Davis, Dunne & Raby, Spencer Finch, Julia Fish, Harrell Fletcher, Dara Friedman, Barnaby Furnas, Rainer Ganahl, Theaster Gates, Kendell Geers, Paul Graham, Alfredo Jaar, Sreffani Jemison, Ben Katchor, Jon Kessler, Ralph Lemon, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Olaf Nicolai, John Pilson, Walid Raad, Paul Ramirez Jones, Richard Rezac, Torbjørn Rødland, Cameron Rowland, Heather Rowe, Wael Shawky, Amie Siegel, Lorna Simpson, Meredyth Sparks, Veit Stratmann, Mark Tribe, Wendy White, Anicka Yi, Molly Zuckerman-Hartung.

To schedule a visit or for program inquires, contact: mfa [​at​] or T +215 898 8374

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