Delve into the contemporary art scenes of New York City for two full days of gallery and museum-going, guided by interdisciplinary, New York-based artist, Sara Stern.

There are no available registration dates at this time.

Note: The class will meet for an introductory session online on April 4 from 12-2pm ET using the Zoom platform, we’ll immerse ourselves in the NYC art scene on Thursday, April 11 from 10am-6pm & Friday, April 12 from 12-6pm with a follow-up online meeting the following week on Friday, April 19 from 12-2pm ET.

In this intensive, participants will delve into the contemporary art scenes of New York City, guided by interdisciplinary, New York-based artist, Sara Stern. At the heart of the intensive will be two full days of gallery and museum-going in NYC. Ahead of the trip, we’ll meet remotely to share current interests and projects, and to focus our list of shows to make the best use of our action-packed two days in the city. After the trip, we’ll return to Zoom to further unpack everything we experienced, in relation to our own practices. As we work through our initial responses to the work we see together, we’ll ask: how mutable are our positions? Expect to experience a huge amount of art—a crash course sampling of conversations unfolding in New York and internationally.

MoMA - Museum of Modern Art
MoMA – Museum of Modern Art, photo by Jamison McAndie.

Students will be responsible for their own room and board, transportation, and other incidentals while in New York City.

  • 1. Reservations & Payments
    • A deposit as indicated on the registration page is required to confirm your reservation for the workshop.  Final payment in full is due 45 days prior to the start date of your workshop unless stated differently in the course description.  Maine Media Workshops + College (“Maine Media”) reserves the right to cancel a reservation if full payment has not been received by the due date.
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  • 3. Basis of Rates
    • All prices are quoted in U.S. dollars; all payments must be made in U.S. dollars.
  • 4. Insurance
    • It is strongly advised that you purchase Trip Cancellation, Baggage, Emergency Medical Evacuation, and/or Accident and Sickness Insurance Protection. Camera equipment, computers, and baggage are carried entirely at the owner’s risk. Maine Media shall have no responsibility for any lost, damaged, or delayed property, or for an individual student’s medical needs, accidents, injuries, or illnesses. See our travel insurance recommendations here.
  • 5. Itinerary Changes
    • The itinerary for your workshop is subject to change without prior notification.
  • 6.  Passports and Visas
    • A valid passport is required for all international travel. You are required to notify Maine Media as to the nationality under which your passport is registered.  Participants are responsible for obtaining their passports and visas. To participate in the workshop, you must have a passport that is valid until at least six months after the date on which your trip is scheduled to be completed.
  • 7. Medical Issues
    • All participants must be in good health.   You must advise Maine Media of any health condition, physical condition, or emotional or mental condition that may require special attention or that may adversely impact the other participants in your workshop. All students are required to complete a “Waiver of Liability” form and submit it at the time of registration.  This document may be found on the course description page.
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    • Every participant is required to sign Maine Media’s Waiver of Liability before departure for their workshop.   Click here to download.
  • 9. Responsibility & Photography
    • To ensure a safe experience, you are required to obey local customs and be considerate when photographing people or sensitive locations.  The faculty member for your workshop has the right to expel any person from the workshop for behavior that is in violation of the law; that is disruptive, or that compromises the group’s safety or enjoyment.  No refunds will be made to any person expelled from a workshop. Maine Media shall have no obligation to pay any costs incurred by a person as a result of that person being expelled from a workshop.

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Instructor: Sara Stern

Sara Stern is an interdisciplinary artist working across video, moving image installation, sculpture, performance, and architectural intervention. Stern received her BA from Harvard College and her MFA from Columbia University. She has screened and exhibited her work in the US and internationally, at venues including SculptureCenter, NY; Anthology Film Archives, NY; the Museum of the Moving Image, NY; The Jewish Museum, NY; MuseumsQuartier, Vienna; and the Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore. Stern is the recipient of a 2018 Rema Hort Mann Emerging Artist Grant, the 2017-2018 Fountainhead Fellowship in the Department of Sculpture + Extended Media at Virginia Commonwealth University, and a 2018-2019 Visual Arts Fellowship at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, MA. In 2021, Stern participated in the Oberhausen Seminar, was a Fellow in the Art & Law Program, was an Artist in Residence at the Carving Studio and Sculpture Center in West Rutland, VT, and participated in the 2021-2022 Object Movement Residency at The Center at West Park, New York, NY. Most recently, Stern was awarded the Stephen and Palmina Pace Residency and an LGBTQ+ Returning Fellows Residency at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, MA.