New Genres/Performance

Art Academy of Cincinnati / Minumentals Dance Performance
Art Academy of Cincinnati / Minumentals Dance Performance

The field of New Genres/Performance first appeared in the 1960s as a melding of sculpture and theater, driven by artists who wanted to escape the static limitations of the pure sculptural object. It has now expanded further to encompass site installations and video and almost any other new medium, and so remains a diverse and fluid area of the fine art. Some work created in this area is quite temporary; that is, it may only exist for the duration of the performance itself, with only the memory of the experience lingering. Other work is more lasting and is now being collected by museums and galleries. It is often humorous, often challenging, and almost always “tells a story.”

DEGREE-GRANTING INSTITUTIONS

Columbus College of Art and Design

Columbus , OH

Cornish College of the Arts

Seattle, WA

Lesley University College of Art & Design

Cambridge, MA

Maryland Institute College of Art

Baltimore, MD

Massachusetts College of Art and Design

Boston, MA

Otis College of Art and Design

Los Angeles, CA

Parsons School of Design

New York, NY

Pratt Institute

Brooklyn, NY

San Francisco Art Institute

San Francisco, CA

School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Chicago, IL

School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts

Boston, MA

Jimmy Baker | Fine Artist and Painter

Jimmy Baker | Fine Artist and Painter

“The New York Times called it “a mission that even more established museums might fear to take on.” After nearly 1,000 visits to artists’ studios across the country, curators at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art have compiled a collection to illustrate the best contemporary American art being created today...