Discover MFA Programs in Art and Writing
“When you’re an artist, you bring what you know, what you think, what you’ve experienced, your aesthetic, your ambition, and it doesn’t have to be conscious. In fact it shouldn’t be self-conscious. If the work isn’t speaking to you, if you’re not getting it from what you’re seeing, you’ve failed, and no amount of explanation is going to change that.” —Janet Olivia Henry
“Making our art is the purest thing we do. There are no hidden lies. My work is my truth as I have lived it.”—Sana Musasama
On a visit to the New Mexico Museum of Art, two poets grapple with questions of performed authenticity and settler poetics, while analyzing depictions of the American West.
The actor stars opposite an opera diva in Norma Jeane Baker of Troy, Anne Carson’s verse play that reflects on the histories of two iconic women millennia apart.
The composer and percussionist’s Autoschediasms language invites collaborative composition between a conductor and musicians by employing a lexicon of gestures and textual cues.
An international chess master and a filmmaker play a match while discussing the art of the game and its history in India.
The two Chinese-born filmmakers reflect on Wang’s new documentary One Child Nation and her unique approach to blending the personal and political.
The blues, sports, lessons from Dave Van Ronk, and the legacy of “triumphal American painting” are among the stimuli for Weatherford’s large-scale abstract works.
The cartoonist on her new book of comics, embracing intensity, and returning to her artistic origins.
Sculpture as communal.
Two new #MeToo anthologies on anger, sexual violence, and truth-telling.
The writer on her new novel, how Dominicans have shaped New York City’s culture, and creating artistic spaces that are truly liberating.
The twenty-one-year veteran of Paul Taylor Dance Company on creating access for young dancers.
Fleshy ideas of language.
The novelist on her tripartite book about the dark side of acting school, gurus, and writing towards unforeseen endings.
Collecting and exhibiting artists’ postcards.
On his new collection of poetry, I Will Destroy You, the book that emerged from choosing not to write.
On the poetics of mysticism, spirituality, and the maximalist approach to religious language.
The dream and reality of place.
Art as flotation device.
A solar system on a rooftop.