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    The Brooklyn College Art Department.

    Committed to the study of art and art history in all its forms.

    Art happens here.

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    The Brooklyn College Art Department.

    Committed to the study of art and art history in all its forms.

    Art happens here.

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    The Brooklyn College Art Department.

    Committed to the study of art and art history in all its forms.

    Art happens here.

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    The Brooklyn College Art Department.

    Committed to the study of art and art history in all its forms.

    Art happens here.

EVENTS

The department offers a variety of events, including workshops, museum and gallery tours, visiting artist lectures and exhibitions. Workshops can focus on career-launching skills and internships or how to photograph your portfolio. Undergraduate and Graduate exhibitions occur throughout the year as do lectures by artists, art historians, and museum professionals. CLICK HERE FOR MORE...

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UNDERGRADUATE STUDY

 

BA and BFA in Studio Art

Students come to Brooklyn College to pursue work in Drawing, Painting, Sculpture, Printmaking, Photography, and Digital Art. The department offers a suite of studios and workrooms including state of the art digital labs, a pristine printmaking studio, analog and digital photography labs, and naturally lit painting studios. In sculpture, we house woodworking, metal, and ceramic facilities.
• At the BFA level, additional seminars prepare students for a culminating senior thesis exhibition.

Learn more about the BA program HERE
Learn more about the BFA program HERE

BA in Art History

In addition to cutting edge research in art history, our students also benefit from taking art studio classes in a variety of media.

• Concentration in Early Childhood Art Education [link without explanatory text]

• Concentration in Digital Art

• Minors are also available in both Art and Art History

Learn more about the BA in Art History Program HERE

 

GRADUATE STUDY

 

MFA in Studio Art

At the graduate level, the department supports work in media including Drawing, Painting, Sculpture, Printmaking, Photography, Video and Digital Art as well as cross disciplinary work. For graduate students, both group and private studios are available as well as access to all departmental facilities.

Learn more about the MFA in Studio Art Program HERE

 

PIMA program (Performance and Interactive Media Art)

PIMA is a collaborative MFA program offered as an interdepartmental degree. Courses from PIMA are available to the Art MFA students as electives.

Learn more about the PIMA Program HERE

 

MA in Art History

Study with internationally recognized art historians. Although the world is your oyster, we have particular strengths in Contemporary and Modern, Byzantine and Islamic, African, Ancient Greco-Roman, Renaissance and Baroque, and Architecture.

Learn more about the MA in Art History Program HERE

 

Advanced Certificate in Museum Educationinstagram-logo

The certificate in Museum Education trains Artists and Art Historians for careers in Museum Education. Students will learn various methods of teaching in museum environments, including the production of curricular materials. Tools used by museum educators, including new technologies, will be explored. Students will gain real-world experience and contacts to aid in future job placement. It is not only open to students who wish to earn the certificate on its own, but also to those in the M.A. Art History or MFA Art Studio programs and can be completed alongside those degrees. For more information, visit the Program Blog

Check out some of the alumni of our Museum Ed Program.

FACULTY

Our distinguished faculty have published and exhibited widely, with several boasting international reputations. Current faculty include a Guggenheim Foundation award recipient, a Metropolitan Museum of Art Fellow, and a Getty Center Fellow, among many other honors. Following in a long line of well known figures of the art world, such as Ad Reinhardt, Philip Pearlstein, Elizabeth Murray and Matisse scholar Jack Flam, top artists and art historians are drawn to Brooklyn College for its easy access to New York’s museums and galleries and the lively arts scene, particularly in Brooklyn.

  • Vito Acconci

    Distinguished Lecturer

    Vito Acconci is a prolific designer whose career spans poetry, performance art, video art, design and architecture. His work has transformed from concrete poetry to social commentary to architecture that integrates public and private space.

  • Jennifer Ball

    Associate Professor

    Jennifer L. Ball teaches Byzantine, medieval and Islamic art. She is currently writing a book: “Habit Forming.” She is the 2016 Claire Tow Distinguished Teacher. Her research interests include portraits, dress and textiles, especially her 2006 book Byzantine Dress (Palgrave). She is a lecturer at the MET and The Cloisters.

  • Janet Carlile

    Professor

    Janet Carlile is a Colorado native who attended Cooper Union and Pratt Institute. Her imagery, depicted in paintings, prints, and drawings, is derived from Utah, Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona. The sensual depiction of Native American power places and her spiritual discoveries in the Western Landscape exude metaphysical power and poetic expression.

  • Mike Cloud

    Assistant Professor

    Mike Cloud is a painter whose work expands into the realm of objects. His philosophical approach explores the functionality of painting and abstraction.

  • Georgeen Comerford

    Associate Professor

    Georgeen Comerford is a documentary photographer who has photographed such diverse themes as the Women’s Movement, Coney Island, the South Bronx and urban landscapes. In addition, she has a strong interest in alternative photographic processes.

  • Patricia Cronin

    Professor

    Patricia Cronin is a multi-disciplinary artist who subverts historical images and traditional artists’ materials by injecting her contemporary political content addressing feminism, sexuality and economic & social justice. She sometimes writes books, and works in photography, watercolor, oil painting, installation, monumental bronze and marble sculpture and public art focusing on the personal and international rights of women.

  • Mona Hadler

    Professor and Department Chairperson

    Mona Hadler writes on postwar art and visual culture including essays on artists Lee Bontecou, William Baziotes and David Hare and articles on jazz in the visual arts, Pontiac hood ornaments and demolition derbies. The latter inspired her 2017 book, Destruction Rites: Ephemerality and Demolition in Postwar Visual Culture.

  • Steve Keltner

    CLT for Sculpture

    Stephen Keltner works primarily in metal. A MFA graduate from Pratt Art Institute, he not only is familiar with all sculpting mediums, but also has worked in New York for Styria Studios as a printmaker and The Prop Shop creating commercial models. A past President of the Sculptors Guild and recipient of NY and Virginia Artist in Residence Grants, Steve currently has exhibited both nationally and abroad. Steve has taught Metal Sculpture at Brooklyn College since 1993.

     

  • Ronaldo Kiel

    Professor

    Ronaldo Kiel is an artist who works in digital media including installations and videos. His work explores how the appearance or impression can differ from the actual.

  • Rachel Kousser

    Professor

    Rachel Kousser is a specialist in ancient art. Her doctorate is in the field of Greek and Roman art history.

  • Michael Mallory

    Professor

    Michael Mallory is an art historian specializing in trecento Sienese art. He has published extensively on Sienese art history in leading scholarly journals. He and another scholar reattributed major Sienese paintings, which attracted public attention in the US and Europe, and subsequently resulted in important changes in art historical attributions.

  • Stephen Margolies

    Visual Resources Curator

    Stephen Margolies has a background in literature as well as art and performs many administrative functions in the Art Department. He is the director of the department’s art library and, before the digital age, was the curator of its extensive slide collections.

  • Jennifer McCoy

    Professor

    Jennifer McCoy’s multimedia artworks examine the genre and conventions of filmmaking, memory and language. She works in collaboration with Kevin McCoy and they are known for creating video installations and sculpture.

  • Mitch Patrick

    CLT for Digital Art

    Mitch Patrick is a visual artist currently working out of Brooklyn, NY. His studio practice involves using video, 3d modeling & animation, drawing, and 3d printing to investigate the pixels of digital images. Mitch’s work also explores the perpetuating (fuzzy) edge between screen and tangible reality often insinuated by technical images. Mitch is a 2013 Brooklyn College MFA graduate and has exhibited both nationally and abroad.

  • Archie Rand

    Presidential Professor

    Archie Rand is a painter and a muralist. He has had over 100 solo exhibitions over a five-decade career. His paintings and graphics have worldwide museum representation and often reference music, poetry, visual culture and religion. He is acknowledged as the foremost creator of Jewish art working today.

  • Chris Richards

    Assistant Professor, Art

    Dr. Christopher Richards completed his Ph.D. in African art at the University of Florida in 2014. Richards has held research positions and internships at a variety of museums, including the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History and the Museum of African Art.

  • Douglas Schwab

    Assistant Professor and Deputy Chairperson (MFA in Studio Art Program)

    Doug Schwab is an artist and photographer. His subject matter is mainly portraiture and the figure using such processes as platinum and gum printing. His process driven photography harmonizes with the contents of his images.

  • Malka Simon

    Lecturer

    Malka Simon teaches courses on architectural history and urban design. Her research interests include 19th- and 20th-century architecture and urban development of the United States, with a particular focus on New York City. Her most recent publication addresses the role of industrial architecture in shaping urban landscapes in Brooklyn.

ALUMNI

Graduates of the Art department are found throughout the New York art world and beyond. These are just a few stories from our Alumni.

Admission

Follow the links here to apply to any of our Masters programs in Art History or Fine Art, including the PIMA program and Museum Education certificate.
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Follow the links here to apply to any of our Masters programs in Art History or Fine Art, including the PIMA program and Museum Education certificate. Our Masters program in Art History, including the Museum Education certificate, has a rolling admission deadline.  Note that in addition to the Brooklyn College Graduate application, MFA and PIMA applicants must complete an additional process to submit a portfolio.  Undergrads can join our programs simply by declaring your major on line! The BFA program requires an additional portfolio review with the BFA coordinator.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION