Open house / open studio

Open house / open studio

University of Pennsylvania

Wilmer Wilson IV, MFA thesis show in Brussels, 2015. Quilt, lottery tickets, safety pins.
October 22, 2015
Open house / open studio

November 2, 2015

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Please join the University of Pennsylvania MFA Program at an open house for prospective graduate students on Monday, November 2. Prospective applicants will have the opportunity to meet with faculty and students, as well as stour 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 Interdisciplinary 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.

PennDesign offers a range of tuition fellowships to recognize the merit and diversity of applicants to the program. Teaching Assistantships are offered to all incoming students. In addition, several students engage in Research Assistantships, working directly with the faculty on exhibition projects, or participate in a program through which they develop a syllabus and teach a foundation-level studio course at Penn.

MFA Program Faculty
Nancy Davenport, Matt Freedman, David Hartt, Sharon Hayes, Ken Lum, Virgil Marti, Joshua Mosley, Wael Shawky, Heather Rowe, Orkan Telhan, Jackie Tileston

MFA Program Senior Critics 2015–16
Carlos Basualdo, Michael Brenson, David Humphrey, Mary Reid Kelley, Tavares Strachan, A.L. Steiner

Visiting artists
Allora and Calzadilla, Fia Backström, Jules de Balincourt,  Judith Barry, Yael Bartana, Walead Beshty, Dawoud Bey,  Huma Bhaba,  Achim Borchart-Hume, James Casebere, Paul Chan, Ian Cheng, Tim Davis, Spencer Finch, Julia Fish Harrell Fletcher, Barnaby Furnas, Theaster Gates, Rainer Ganahl, Kendell Geers, Paul Graham, Alfredo Jaar, Steffani Jemison, Ben Katchor, Jon Kessler, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Rashaad Newsome, Olaf Nicolai, John Pilson, Walid Raad, Heather Rowe, Torbjørn Rødland, Amie Siegel, Lorna Simpson, Meredyth Sparks, Veit Stratmann, Mark Tribe, Wendy White, Molly Zuckerman-Hartung

2016/17 application deadline: January 12, 2016

To schedule a visit or for program inquires, contact: [email protected] or T +215 898 8374



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