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Open Enrollment | Sometimes Doing Something Poetic Can Become Political and Sometimes Doing Something Political Can Become Poetic

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Open Enrollment | Sometimes Doing Something Poetic Can Become Political and Sometimes Doing Something Political Can Become Poetic

Galimberti looks at several recent exhibitions that subtly foreground politics.

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Open Enrollment | Comfort the Disturbed, Disturb the Comfortable

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Open Enrollment | Comfort the Disturbed, Disturb the Comfortable

Spurred by her thesis writing, M.A. candidate Kelsey Elisabeth Nelson reflects on the meaning of dialogue and the role that opposition plays in arts education.

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Open Enrollment | Frames and Filigree

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Open Enrollment | Frames and Filigree

Antonius Wiriadjaja on GIFs, shadow puppet theaters, and how he wants to frame his future post M.F.A.

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Open Enrollment | Magical Thinking

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Open Enrollment | Magical Thinking

Michelle Jubin finds herself at a crossroads, where she must choose between two equally compelling research topics for her Ph.D. dissertation.

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Open Enrollment | Artist vs. Manager

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Open Enrollment | Artist vs. Manager

Artists and arts managers need each other–so why aren’t more students pursuing dual MFA/Arts Management degrees?

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Open Enrollment | You, Me, and Everything Else We Can’t Contemplate

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Open Enrollment | You, Me, and Everything Else We Can’t Contemplate

Jenn Pascoe looks at horror vacui—the compulsion to fill every available inch of compositional space—to better understand her own work.

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Open Enrollment | Broadcasting Nostalgic

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Open Enrollment | Broadcasting Nostalgic

Wiriadjaja takes a break from thesis writing to visit Luminance, an exhibition that explores how we interact with digital media in the physical world.

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Open Enrollment | Calling All Art History Survey Teachers

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Open Enrollment | Calling All Art History Survey Teachers

Michelle Jubin is developing an online, peer-populated platform for sharing resources for teaching the art history survey, and asks readers for their input.

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Cold Showers and Manic Transcendence: Cranbrook Students Talk Method

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Cold Showers and Manic Transcendence: Cranbrook Students Talk Method

How do artists make the most of their time in the studio? Five Cranbrook grad students discuss their personal methodologies.

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Open Enrollment | A Place to Call Home

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Open Enrollment | A Place to Call Home

What are some of the factors artists consider when deciding what city to live in?

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Open Enrollment | Nature and Nurture

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Open Enrollment | Nature and Nurture

A teaching assistantship with processing guru Daniel Shiffman provides food for thought as Antonius Wiriadjaja looks ahead to life after Tisch’s ITP program.

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Open Enrollment | Joel Sternfeld’s Pictures

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Open Enrollment | Joel Sternfeld’s Pictures

Michelle Jubin looks at Joel Sternfeld’s “First Pictures,” an exhibition of four photographic series made between 1971 and 1980.

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Open Enrollment | A Community of Engaged Amateurs

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Open Enrollment | A Community of Engaged Amateurs

In grad school, the inspiration that our fellow students provide can be the greatest learning experience of all.

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New Open Enrollment Blogger: Kelsey Elisabeth Nelson

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New Open Enrollment Blogger: Kelsey Elisabeth Nelson

Meet our newest Open Enrollment blogger, a second-year grad student in the Art Education program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

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Open Enrollment | The Tomb of The Unknown Craftsman

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Open Enrollment | The Tomb of The Unknown Craftsman

Grayson Perry’s exhibition takes visitors on an idiosyncratic pilgrimage through the British Museum’s permanent collections.

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Open Enrollment | The Pool, the Pants and the Performance

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Open Enrollment | The Pool, the Pants and the Performance

Antonius Wiriadjaja highlights the cutting-edge projects currently on view at Tisch’s ITP (Interactive Telecommunications Program).

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Open Enrollment Newbie

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Open Enrollment Newbie

New Open Enrollment blogger Chiara Galimberti writes about the challenges she faces pursuing an MFA degree in painting while raising two young daughters.

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Introducing New Open Enrollment Blogger Chiara Galimberti!

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Introducing New Open Enrollment Blogger Chiara Galimberti!

    We’re pleased to introduce Chiara Galimberti, who joins our expanded Open Enrollment team this week with her first post later this morning.  Originally from Italy, Chiara is an artist …

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Open Enrollment | East Meets West

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Open Enrollment | East Meets West

Before I start, I must establish one thing: I’m from the east coast. My veins bleed the blood of Nor’easters, Dunkin’ Donuts, baseball rivalries, and the art and cultural Mecca …

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Introducing New Open Enrollment Blogger Sarah Merianos!

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Introducing New Open Enrollment Blogger Sarah Merianos!

  We’re pleased to introduce the Art21 Blog’s readers to our newest Open Enrollment writer, Sarah Merianos, who joins the Open Enrollment team for the upcoming Winter/Spring semester. Sarah’s first …

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Open Enrollment | Talking Shop, Lurking Around Presses

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Open Enrollment | Talking Shop, Lurking Around Presses

Is art school relevant? Good question. Are galleries? Museums? The rotary telephone? High heeled shoes? It’s all a matter of perspective, I suppose. There are some people out there with …

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Introducing New Open Enrollment Blogger Jenn Pascoe

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Introducing New Open Enrollment Blogger Jenn Pascoe

  As the end of the year and the end of the Fall semester looms, we’re slowly rolling out our new roster of Open Enrollment bloggers, who will be joining …

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Open Enrollment | A History Lesson

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Open Enrollment | A History Lesson

“First my father and my mother—both immigrants newly arrived on these shores—and then I and my late brother, Joseph, as well as many of the people who would become my …

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Open Enrollment | Le Fils du Gong

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Open Enrollment | Le Fils du Gong

I am riding on the adrenaline rush of playing at the Lincoln Center’s Walter Reader Theater to a sold-out audience with my classical Javanese gamelan orchestra, Kusuma Laras. I wasn’t …

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Open Enrollment | Put your money where your mouth is

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Open Enrollment | Put your money where your mouth is

So, this morning I’m off to sunny Savannah, Georgia, for SECAC (the Southeastern College Art Conference) to present on some of the ideas I shared at the Now Museum earlier …

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Open Enrollment | Spaghetti and Meatballs

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Open Enrollment | Spaghetti and Meatballs

Preface (or Subtext). I am a first year MFA candidate in the Sculpture Department at Cranbrook Academy of Art. Located in the middle of the Detroit suburbs, its beautiful brick …

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Introducing New Open Enrollment Blogger Lindsay Preston Zappas

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Introducing New Open Enrollment Blogger Lindsay Preston Zappas

In the coming weeks, we’ll be introducing our newest class of Open Enrollment bloggers, saying farewell to our recent graduates, and welcoming back those whose studies continue. Stay tuned for …

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Open Enrollment | Through The Looking Glass

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Open Enrollment | Through The Looking Glass

It is difficult to believe that only a year ago, I was beginning my MA in Art History at The Courtauld. In 2010, to inaugurate my beginnings on the British …

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Seeking Graduate Student Writers for Open Enrollment

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Seeking Graduate Student Writers for Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment chronicles the experience of graduate school via the perspective of current students. As MA and MFA degrees become ever more the norm for the professional training of artists, educators, …

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Open Enrollment | My Year in Books

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Open Enrollment | My Year in Books

During my year-long MA course at University College London, nearly all of our readings and texts were available at the library, as PDF files, or online, unlike my experience during …

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Open Enrollment | Escape from 3G

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Open Enrollment | Escape from 3G

Summer flew by, largely because I spent most of it taking courses in order to graduate in the Spring of 2012. But I can’t complain. I got to take a …

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Farewell, First Exam

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Farewell, First Exam

  Despite finally having access to a car this summer and thus becoming one step closer to the delights of Fort Tilden beach, I remained a sickly white shade that …

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Open Enrollment | My Dissertation as Document of a Moment

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Open Enrollment | My Dissertation as Document of a Moment

Nearly eleven months in my year-long masters program, I am now in crunch time. The first two-thirds of the program was spent in three taught courses, and from May on, …

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Open Enrollment | Meet Me at the Met

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Open Enrollment | Meet Me at the Met

In homage to the recently-opened summer indie movie Horrible Bosses, I thought I’d dedicate this, my first column since the close of the spring semester, to that annual rite of …

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Open Enrollment | South African Photography and the Lingering Political Anxieties of Identity

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Open Enrollment | South African Photography and the Lingering Political Anxieties of Identity

Last month, I had the privilege and pleasure of attending a symposium that served roughly as a capstone to one of my graduate courses. The symposium was coordinated in conjunction …

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Open Enrollment | Kate Hartman Talks to Herself … and the Art21 Blog

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Open Enrollment | Kate Hartman Talks to Herself … and the Art21 Blog

One recurring conversation in art school is the difference between art and design. Nowadays technology has also been thrown into the fray. Artist and educator Kate Hartman has the pleasure …