Grounded in contemporary art and critical pedagogy that fosters social transformation, students explore the making and teaching of art as a social act, and consider its philosophical, historical, political, economic, and sociological contexts. The program is tailored to student interests, allowing them to take courses in the various schools and programs at New York University. Special partnerships with museums, non-profit art organizations, and educational initiatives provide students with a wide range of opportunities to gain practical and professional experience in the field. Special Projects / Events and Guest Speakers offer additional professional opportunities and experiences. Oftentimes, students in the Art + Education programs have the opportunity to collaborate with faculty members on relevant, research based projects and publications. Some of these collaborations, with Director Dipti Desai, are shared here as well.


Click here for more information: Book Signing, Thi Bui, Spring 2017


Click here for more information: Artist Talk: Joseph Cuillier, Fall 2016


Click here for more information: Alumni Panel, Spring 2016

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Click here for more information: Artist Talk: Pablo Helguera, 2016


Click here for more information: Artist Talk: Martha Wilson, 2015


Click here for more information: Unfolding Practice, 2015

IMG_1643 copyClick here for more information: Artist talk – Luis Camnitzer, 2015


Click here for more information: Talk: Olivia Gude, 2013

PortHuronPoster   Click here for more information: Port Huron Project, 2012


Click here for more information:  Gran Fury, Read My Lips, 2012

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Click here for more information: Unhappy Readymade, Exhibition, 2012


Click here for more information: Parking Day, 2011


Click here for more information: Conflux Festival, 2009 / 2010


A Collaborative project between Professor Dipti Desai and student M. Bootwala (2009). Click here for more information: Memoryscapes – Witnessing the Crisis of Internal Refugees

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A Collaborative project between Professor Dipti Desai and students T. Bui and L. DiFilippo (2003). Click here for more information: Critical Mass[es]