Pratt Institute M.F.A. Open Studios
On Saturday, November 12 Pratt Institute will host its annual Open Studios in the new Pfizer Building location of its M.F.A. program in Fine Arts, allowing the public to witness the creative process of students firsthand. The program draws students from around the globe and offers concentrations ranging from painting and drawing to sculpture, printmaking, photography, and integrated practices such as public installation and performance art. Open Studios allows visitors to see the M.F.A. program’s new 33,000 square feet of brightly lit and freshly renovated space, including 81 student studios, critique spaces, and fabrication shops, while looking behind the scenes at the artistic activity of Pratt’s brilliant student artists as they conceive and execute new works.
The program’s move to the repurposed Pfizer Building brings the many concentrations of Pratt’s M.F.A. in Fine Arts under one roof, at the creative nexus of Williamsburg, Bushwick, and Bedford-Stuyvesant, bringing students closer to Brooklyn’s vibrant arts scene.
a Handful of Dust includes works by Man Ray, John Divola, Walker Evans, Edward Ruscha, Frederick Sommer, Wols, Sophie Ristelhueber, Robert Burley, Jeff Mermelstein, Bruce Nauman, Aaron Siskind, and Jeff Wall. After Pratt, the exhibit will move on to the Whitechapel Gallery in London and Stockholm’s Moderna Museet. The way Campany mixes different photographers and centers them around one important work gives the exhibit a brilliant depth of meaning.
September 15 – December 2
Pratt Institute Brooklyn Campus
ARC Building, Lower Level
200 Willoughby Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11205
Monday – Friday, 12:30 – 5:00