WHAT: Pratt’s Fine Arts Department will open all seven studio buildings that house its expansive graduate program to the public on Friday, April 15 from 5 to 10 p.m. Work in every form will be presented from painting, drawing, photography, printmaking, and sculpture to hybrids of the same, along with installation, video, and performance.

All seven of the graduate fine arts studios will be open to the public. Maps and catalogs will be available on site with information on the 170 participating artists from Pratt’s Master of Fine Arts program.

WHEN: Friday, April 15, 2011 from 5 to 10 p.m.

WHERE: The following M.F.A. Open Studios sites are located on Pratt’s Brooklyn campus at 200 Willoughby Avenue: East Hall, ELJ, Engineering, Pratt Studios, Stabile, Steuben

Flushing Studios are located at 248 Flushing Avenue, Brooklyn


WHY: M.F.A. Open Studios is a biannual opportunity for the public to view the extraordinary talent of the students in Pratt’s nationally recognized Graduate Fine Arts department.

Alumni from Pratt’s M.F.A. program have received such prestigious awards as the Joan Mitchell Foundation M.F.A. Grant, New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, Artist Trust Grant for Artist Projects, Tides Foundation Lambent Fellowship, and Urban Artist Initiative Fellowship, among others.

For more information on this year’s Pratt Open Studios, please visit www.prattopenstudios.com