Do all of you know about my dear friend Bronwyn Maloney’s beautiful art? http://bronwynmaloney.tumblr.com
Yep! Pretty much anything you have done that you find interesting. I wouldn’t even say it has to be ‘central’ to your life, if it’s something you were really proud of send it in.
Some people link to a music page (or send in a CD). Some submit art. Really proud of a paper that didn’t make it into your college application? Send it along! Did you make it into a local newspaper? We’d be happy to see it.
- Brandon L.
You can pursue your personal art interests at Bennington. I myself study fairly traditional art history (think Italian Renaissance, Baroque, etc.). Other students make incredible abstract art. It depends on your taste and what you want to study/create. To get a better feel for visual arts at Bennington, you should check out our faculty and the curriculum. Hope this helps!
Enjoy this piece by artist Jules Olitski, who taught at Bennington from 1963 to ‘67.
~ Holly ‘13
A treat for my fellow art historians and art lovers - Jackson Pollock’s first retrospective - “A Retrospective Show of the Paintings of Jackson Pollock” - was held at Bennington in 1952! The show was organized by critic Clement Greenberg, one of Pollock’s most fervent supporters. The above photo shows Pollock with one of his paintings in the Deane Carriage Barn.
~ Holly, ‘13
Nah, they’re not required, although we do love to see any supplementary materials in your application. Bear in mind that your application isn’t judged by artists, either; the Admissions Counselors are the only ones who will see your application and the only ones who will decide whether or not you’re accepted. So go ahead and send us anything you have! It can really only help you, because it gives us an idea of what you’re passionate about and where your work might head if you’re to arrive at Bennington somewhere down the road.
We’ll try to keep them coming (especially personal studios - those are always fascinating), but in the meantime, here are a bunch of older posts of various spaces in VAPA to momentarily sate your curiosity.
The world is an open book of possibilities! You could go to Alaska to hang art is ice fishing huts, travel to Nepal to study with master mandala painters, work for puppet company in NYC, apprentice for your favorite living artist…the choices are endless!
Also, the Field Work Term office is great resource to help to find and secure your dream job!
Social life at Bennington:
Dance Party / House Bonding!
“Studying” on the Lawn!
Hey there. So, we don’t necessarily have a program for art therapy, but that doesn’t mean you couldn’t create one. The way the Plan Process works, I could see you combining psychology and visual arts to work with art therapy. Read more about the Plan here.
Also, Liam answered a similar question about music therapy a few days ago, and I think his answer was pretty good, so you should check that out here.