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Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute

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Founded 1919
Utica, United States

About

Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute is an internationally prominent fine arts center serving diverse audiences through three program divisions – Museum of Art, Performing Arts, and PrattMWP College of Art & Design. The Institute was founded in 1919 and provides some 800 events annually with more than 180,000 patrons enjoying the many exhibitions, performances, art classes and family activities. The MWPAI Artists in Residence program (AIR) is an education based residency which allows two emerging artists from different disciplines to live and work on the MWPAI and PrattMWP College of Art & Design campus in Utica, NY for one academic year. The AIR program is designed for emerging artists or recent visual arts MFA graduates interested in art education on a community and college level while receiving support to develop a vibrant, self-directed studio practice. Artists receive financial support, housing, meals, studio, and two-person exhibition in the museum’s PrattMWP Gallery.

Local Information

The Institute's campus includes 20 buildings on 10 acres of landscaped grounds in Utica, New York, conveniently located in the heart of New York's Cultural Corridor in the historic Mohawk Valley, midway between Syracuse and Albany. Utica is less than one hour from the Adirondack Park, the nation's largest state park, and home to the state's famous "High Peaks" region. Among the facilities is the Studio Building, which includes seven art studios and an art gallery, and is bordered by an outdoor sculpture court. Complementing the Studio Building are five architecturally diverse buildings that have been restored to accommodate our students. Throughout the campus are exquisite examples of restored historic homes situated around the internationally renowned Museum of Art, designed by architectural legend Philip Johnson, and holding one of the world's most prestigious art collections.

Network Affiliations

  • Alliance of Artist Communities
  • Res Artis

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