From FSU Art MFA ’16 Justine Bumpers:
“The 3rd year professional practices class trip to NYC was a once in a lifetime type of experience for me. Being in an MFA program such as ours, we are constantly working. Given the opportunity to take a week off from our books and studios and just immerse ourselves in the contemporary art scene of NYC was incredible. The range of different artists, curators and galleries we got to interact with was huge. It was really interesting being able to hear artists from varying backgrounds and ages tell us about their experiences in the art world and passing down some of their knowledge; this was so valuable for all of us to hear.
Aside from the people we met, the galleries and museums were just as important and thrilling for me. These places are meccas for art that I have learned and heard about for years but was never able access. Seeing Eleven Color Photographs by Bruce Nauman was one of those things I have always wanted to do and being able to see them in the Whitney Museum will certainly stay with me forever. I am endlessly thankful to all of our donors and to the department for making this happen!”