Critical feedback is a valuable component of the MFA curriculum and the basis of instruction in thesis coursework. Conversations with Visiting Critics, Senior Critics and faculty advisors serve to engender new perspectives and approaches, resulting in more thoroughly conceived and masterfully executed work. Critiques include one-on-one exchanges, group presentations, stimulating discussions of aesthetic philosophy, and demonstrations of applied technique.

Click here for a list of the Academy’s recent visiting critics.

Nov 2

Tschabalala Self
Mixed Media, Artist Lecture

Nov 9

Richard Dupont

Alyssa Monks

Nov 16

Annelis Beadnell
PPOW Gallery Director

Nov 21

Steven Assael
Drawing/Painting 6:30-10:30pm

Nov 30

Charles McGill
Mixed Media/Sculpture


"The figure is nothing unless you can twist it around like a strange miracle."

Willem De Kooning

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