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  • Discover SMFA

  • Discover SMFA

School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

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THE SMFA PROGRAM
Designed by artists, for artists.

It puts you, the artist, at the center. You will be encouraged. You will be supported. You will have freedom to explore.

You will work in a medium that you've never tried before. You will work with faculty to develop your own voice, your own point of view.

  • Experiment across media
  • Evolve your practice
  • Learn alongside creative peers and professionals


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WHAT'S HAPPENING: SMFA

SMFA faculty Maria Magdalena will perform at this weekend's "Carrie Mae Weems LIVE: Past Tense/Future Perfect" at the Guggenheim Museum. Congratulations to Visiting Faculty Patty Chang, a recipient of this year's prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship! Spring events at SMFA include the Art Education Festival, 2014 Master of Fine Arts thesis exhibition and more. Alumna Nan Goldin's first major exhibition in Rome opens at Gagosian Gallery. SMFA faculty Michelle Samour and alumna Ria Brodell (MFA '06) named 2014 Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellows. Q+A with Traveling Fellow Gonzalo Fuenmayor (MFA '04), and more.

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Evelyn Rydz, Postcards from Kamilo (Coral and Bottle Cap), 2013–2014. Pencil and colored pencil on drafting film. Courtesy of the Artist and Miller Yezerski Gallery. Courtesy, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

ALUMNA EVELYN RYDZ AT THE MFA

2012 Traveling Fellow Evelyn Rydz's (MFA '05) solo presentation "Forever Yours" will be on view at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston April 19–September 14, 2014.

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Enrolling at SMFA

Applications are now being accepted for fall 2014: SMFA Admissions officers look for motivated, self-directed, passionate students whose portfolios demonstrate creativity, technique and potential.

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A History Lesson

SMFA was founded in 1876, conceived at the same time as the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, as the crucial second part of a mission to educate through the arts. SMFA was intended to be a school of art; not simply a technical institute, but a school of the most rigorous ideas and concepts.

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