Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Howard Singerman's Art Subjects

I recently posted about graduate schools, and the lists that are associated with finding the best school for you. I was going through my stacks of books today and came across something I read a few years ago. Howard Singerman, a professor of Art History at the University of Virginia, holds both an MFA in sculpture, and a Ph.D. in Visual and Cultural Studies, so he confronts the issue of art students from many angles - artist, art historian, student, teacher. With his book, "Art Subjects: Making Artists in the American University", Singerman tries to unravel the notion of how graduate programs (MFA programs) shape and define artists, artworks, and art movements. If you are considering a graduate program, or are anyway involved in the teaching of artists - this is a critical book for you.

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