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 13 using the Zoom platform, we’ll immerse ourselves in the NYC art scene Thursday, April 20 – Friday, April 21, with a follow-up online meeting the following week on April 28 (Friday).

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.

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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.