Knox in New York Takes Students to Museums, Galleries

On-campus class enhanced with travel to resources, career networking

February 11, 2014

Knox in New York is a distinctive educational experience that features an on-campus course during the fall term that combines studio art and art history, enhanced by travel over winter break to New York for tours of museums, work at New York Studio School, career networking with alumni successful in the art world. This year's travel component of Knox in New York in December 2013 was chronicled by student photographer Jiaqi Li.

Knox in New York
At the Metropolitan Museum of Art, art professor Tony Gant talks with Knox students. Accompanied by Gant and art professor Lynette Lombard, students also visited the Brooklyn Museum and several other museums and galleries in the city. More photos in the photo gallery below.

Knox in New York
Knox students sketching in the Metropolitan Museum.

Knox in New York
Knox students in the New York Studio School. Building on a relationship that dates back nearly two decades and forged initially between Knox faculty and noted artist Mercedes Matter, Knox in New York provides students the opportunity to work for several days at the New York Studio School. After students return to the Knox campus, they complete bodies of work based on their experiences in New York.

Knox in New York
Knox in New York includes networking sessions with alumni -- successful, working artists familiar with art careers and the art market. Above, students visit the Brooklyn studio of Katie Bell, a 2008 Knox graduate recently selected by art book publisher Thames and Hudson as one of "100 Artists of Tomorrow."

Knox in New York
Options include visits to notable destinations, such as the Strand Book Store.


More photos from Knox in New York by Jiaqi Li are featured in a set at the Knox College Flickr channel