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Boyce Cummings-Contemporary Art: Diversity, Inclusion and Activism is a Course

Boyce Cummings-Contemporary Art: Diversity, Inclusion and Activism

Started Mar 19, 2021

$185 Enroll

Full course description

Time: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm 


Day(s): Wednesday & Friday


Course Number: #9093


Monthly Cost: $185 


Class Structure

Classes will be dedicated partly to the discussion of contemporary artists, materials, and techniques. The rest of the class will be dedicated to a group critique of student work. Students are expected to work independently throughout the week. and present the work during class. 

Class Materials

There are no specific materials required for this class. You are encouraged to use any and all materials you have, if you can find it in an art store, hardware store, in nature, or anywhere else…. you can use it!!

Class Description

Discussion in this class will primarily focus on the diversity of contemporary artists, activist art, self taught artists and installation art.

Subject matter and content are chief concerns. This contemporary art class is for anyone interested in working in a way that is open to political or difficult narratives. the class will rely on directed discussions about working contemporary artists and group Criticism of students' work. Active participation and an open mind are required.

About the Instructor

Originally from Denver, Colorado, Augustine Boyce Cummings is an artist living and working in New York City. He is a recipient of The Rome Prize and has been a Fellow of the American Academy in Rome since 2006. Cummings has exhibited nationally and abroad, including at the New American Talent 19 at ArtHouse Texas / The Jones Center. Mr. Cummings’ undergraduate studies were at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where he was a Merit Scholar. He earned an M.F.A. from the School of Visual Arts in New York City.

Cummings has received grants from ARTISTSPACE in NYC and the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and was the recipient of the Stacey S. Sussman Traveling Fellowship from the School of Visual Arts. His work is in several prominent collections, including the collection of Agnes Gund, president emeritus of MOMA, among many others. In the fall of 2017 he took residence as a Fellow of the Civitella Ranieri Foundation in Umbertide province of Perugia, Italy. (Links to an external site.)