A Few Good Reasons to Drop Out of Art School

I first saw this article in Art News and now the New Yorker has picked it up.

I think there is an interesting thru-line here with the whole notion of getting a free art education at M.U. and collaborative teaching and learning.

“On Friday, the first-year students in the Roski School of Art and Design M.F.A. program announced that they were all dropping out. “All,” in this case, meant seven students: a small number, but, given the difficulty of getting students or artists to do anything together, the action was a feat of organization and solidarity. It was also a brave gesture—not heroic, maybe, but one made at a personal cost and resonant with the larger situation in art right now.”