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Exhibition Brooklyn

CCA @ Art in General

Faculty: Christina Linden

July 8-29, 2019

Interested students should contact Christina Linden to start the approval process for registration.

View of Danilo Correale's Installation, At Work's End, at Art in General's Brooklyn gallery

Open to visual artists and curatorial practice students, this class — a collaboration between CCA and the 37-year old nonprofit art space Art in General — provides students both 24-7 access to Art in General’s residency studio and the opportunity to mount an exhibition in their gallery space in the DUMBO district of Brooklyn.

The course introduces students to artists and art world professionals in New York City, through studio visits and meetings, in which they learn firsthand about the current New York art scene. The residency studio at Art in General is available to students for use as a studio space on a daily basis, and is also used as the main meeting space throughout the class. Art in General’s prominent gallery space, in the same building, also hosts the culminating two-day group exhibition of CCA student artwork, and an opening reception connects students in the course with CCA alumni living in New York. Students work with Christina Linden, CCA Curatorial Practice students who enroll in the course, and Art in General to plan the exhibition, including press materials, promotion, installation, and opening reception.

Studio visits to local artists, who live and work in the area, generate group discussions. The class meets with art professionals including curators, gallerists, and residency directors to learn about the professional workings of the New York art world. Students explore different types of exhibition spaces, such as commercial and artist-run galleries, and visit galleries and museums, both as a group and individually. An in-depth journal/sketchbook component is required for the class.

Before leaving for New York, students work with Christina Linden and enrolled Curatorial Practice students to decide what artwork to include in the exhibition and determine the best transport methods. Students are responsible for shipping their work to and from Brooklyn. Gallery guides, city guides, and the general layout of the museums and galleries are discussed prior to the trip, along with tips on finding housing.

Artist Keltie Ferris in a red t-shirt, standing between two paintings

Some of the Past Participating Artists

Polly Apfelbaum, Justin Adian, Njedika Akunyili, Katie Bell, Cecily Brown, Andrianna Campbell, Mary Carlson, Dawn Clements, Will Cotton, Nicole Dash, Jules de Balincourt, Paul DeMuro, Erik Denbreejen, Tony Feher, Keltie Ferris, Maureen Gallace, Jeffrey Gibson, Kate Gilmore, Tamara Gonzalez, Joanne Greenbaum, Marc Handelman, Elizabeth Hauser, Eric Hibit, Jim Hodges, Jacqueline Humphries, Steffani Jemison, John Lehr, Sangram Majumdar, Elizaveta Meksin, Elizabeth Moran, Jennifer Packer, Lui Shtini, Amber Swanson, Alfred Tomaselli, Patricia Treib, Alexis Wilkinson, Sam Wilson

Curator Christina Linden is Associate Professor in the Graduate Program in Curatorial Practice at CCA. She has curated projects at the Oakland Museum of California, Stanford University, SFMOMA, Kadist, and the Hessel Museum of Art at Bard College in New York, and has taught at Carnegie Mellon University, SFAI, CSU, and Bard. Her writing has been published in Art in America, Fillip, and Modern Painters. Linden moved to New York when she was eighteen and completed a BA in Art History with a minor in Studio Arts from New York University. While a student, she worked as an artist assistant for multiple artists in New York and began managing the artist-run gallery Pierogi in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, where she continued to work after graduation. After spending time in Paris, Berlin, Leipzig, Thailand, and San Francisco, she returned to New York to complete an MA in Curatorial Studies from Bard College and to complete a subsequent Curatorial Fellowship at the Hessel Museum of Art at Bard College, moving back and forth on a weekly basis between Brooklyn and the Hudson Valley campus.

Learn more about Christina Linden »


Undergraduate Students: Completion of at least sophomore level by summer 2019 and instructor approval
For Painting/Drawing Workshop credit: Painting 1 (PNTDR-100), Drawing 1, 2D, 3D, 4D, Writing 1, Foundation in Critical Studies, Intro to the Arts and Intro to the Modern Arts.
For Interdisciplinary Critique credit: Drawing 1, 2D, 3D, 4D or the 6 unit Visual Dynamics (in place of 2D/3D), English 1, Foundations in Critical Studies, Intro to the Arts and Intro to the Modern Arts. Junior standing
Graduate students: Instructor approval

In addition students must be in good academic, conduct, and financial standing for the 2018–19 academic year. Students who are on probation in fall 2018 are not eligible to enroll in this course.

Course Satisfies

For undergraduates this course satisfies a Painting/Drawing Workshop, Interdisciplinary Critique, or Studio Elective.
For graduate students this course satisfies a Grad-wide Elective or Fine Arts Seminar requirement.

View of Merike Estna & Maria Metsalu exhibition at Art in General's Brooklyn gallery

Program Fee

The tuition for Exhibition Brooklyn is unique from CCA's other off-campus summer courses; its tuition is the same as a regular 3-unit on-campus summer course.

Also unlike CCA's other off-campus summer courses, students may be eligible for regular financial aid, including CCA scholarships.

The summer registration fee is $50.

Included in program fee:
3 credits, studio space at Art in General, guest artists / studio visits

Not included in program fee:
airfare to and from New York, accommodations, meals, museum entrance fees, local transportation, shipping and installation costs, travel insurance (Note: Travel insurance is not included in the program fee. Participants are encouraged to purchase their own travel insurance.)

group of students, sitting on the floor in a semi-circle, with artist Joanne Greenbaum standing behind them, discussing paintings leaning against a wall

Housing Options

Students are responsible for arranging their own housing, which gives them the flexibility to extend their stay in New York on either side of the class dates.

Once students have been notified the class has enough enrollment to proceed, they are encouraged to secure housing as soon as possible.

American Dream Hostel offers an economical four-person dorm room, private single rooms, and doubles. (See also alternative hostel accommodations.)

For a 10-week minimum stay, housing is available through The New School. This housing is termed "intern housing," but encompasses all summer interns and college students, whether they are affiliated with The New School or with other colleges and universities.

For an entire summer in New York, housing is available through the School of Visual Arts or through Educational Housing Service.

Educational Housing Service charges a membership fee on top of their room rates. Their summer housing is available from early June to mid- or late August. Check the individual residences for exact dates.

Also check for listings on Airbnb, VRBO, and Craigslist. You may also want to look into Hotel Chelsea.

After registering, you may contact Carol Pitts with the Office of Special Programs at to share your contact information with other students who might be interested in working together to find housing in New York.

Please see Frequently Asked Questions.
All CCA summer study-abroad courses (including New York) are coordinated by the Office of Special Programs.

Office of Special Programs
Oakland campus, Ralls 201

Nina Sadek
Dean of Special Programs

Carol Pitts
Operations Manager, Special Programs