MFA Art Writing

10 Last-Minute Book Ideas for Anyone On Your List

10 Last-Minute Book Ideas for Anyone On Your List

December 14, 2015

With the holiday season in full swing, SVA Close Up offers 10 critically acclaimed books by faculty members and alumni that are sure to suit anyone on your gift-buying list.

‘Wake the World Up to Itself’: Anne Waldman on Poetry and Painting

‘Wake the World Up to Itself’: Anne Waldman on Poetry and Painting

November 16, 2015

Acclaimed poet Anne Waldman will talk about her experiences as a member of the legendary New York School on November 19 at MFA Art Writing as part of the department’s Quijote Talks series. The New York School was a loosely affiliated group of artists and poets—John Ashbery, Frank O’Hara and Philip Guston, among others—who lived […]

Q&A: Art Critic Nancy Princenthal on the Challenges of Writing About Agnes Martin

Q&A: Art Critic Nancy Princenthal on the Challenges of Writing About Agnes Martin

October 19, 2015

Art critic and MFA Art Writing faculty member Nancy Princenthal read from and discussed her new book Agnes Martin: Her Life and Art on October 22 at SVA. The biography, which The Wall Street Journal recently called “gracefully written,” is a product of five years of rigorous research and a longer period of gestation. Princenthal […]


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