Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute

Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute (MWPAI) is an internationally prominent fine arts center serving diverse audiences through four program divisions – Museum of Art, School of Art, PrattMWP College of Art and Design, and Performing Arts. The Institute was founded in 1919 and provides some 600 events annually with more than 180,000 patrons enjoying the many exhibitions, performances, art classes, and family-oriented activities.

PrattMWP maximum enrollment is approximately 200 students majoring in fine arts, communications design, photography, and art and design education. The School of Art also operates a vibrant Community Arts Education program that attracts approximately 300 students each semester of all ages, enjoying non-credit classes in painting, drawing, pottery, jewelry, and more.

Among the School of Art facilities utilized by both the Community Arts Education program and PrattMWP, is the Studio Building, which includes seven art studios and is bordered by an outdoor sculpture court; an Academic Center that houses design labs and the library; and the Student Center. Complementing these buildings are eight architecturally diverse buildings that have been restored to accommodate our students and academics. Throughout the Munson-Williams campus are exquisite examples of restored historic homes situated around the internationally renowned Museum of Art, designed by Philip Johnson. The Museum of Art holds one of the country’s most prestigious American art collections.

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