The New York Semester on Contemporary Art is one of the highlights of Drew’s art and art history programs. While it is a mandatory course for all Drew art and art history majors, students from any background with an interest in art would appreciate this fascinating program. Students meet weekly to discuss timely issues and then journey into New York City two days a week. A thorough exploration of the art scene in New York includes viewing exhibits in Chelsea and the Lower East Side, visiting museums such as the New Museum, the Whitney, and MOMA, and personally meeting with several prominent artists in their studios. Through this intimate interaction, students can experience the center of the contemporary art world firsthand.
The semester examines the important issues surrounding contemporary art. Among the topics you address are critical theory and method; art historical background; and the broader issues of politics, nature, the self, feminism and multiculturalism.
The New York Semester on Contemporary Art is an eight-credit program in which you enroll in two required courses (a four-credit option is also available). To complete a full, sixteen-credit semester, students may enroll in courses normally offered on campus.