Rinehart Program Overview
The oldest program of its kind in the country, Rinehart offers unique, individually tailored curriculum. Assigned studios open onto a common work area for easy access to a comprehensive fabrication shop and to a seminar space where peer interaction, ideas exchange, and discourse occur naturally. Critical readings and writing workshops are central to the program, balancing intensive studio practice with a rigorous focus on history and critical theory.
The Rinehart Seminar consists of weekly lectures and discussions led by Program Director Dolores Zinny and renowned visiting artists, critics, art historians, and curators. Guest Lecturers include local Baltimore artists and professionals from other disciplines such as journalists, architects, and scientists. Click here to see Recent Visiting Lecturers
These outstanding professionals give public talks, share meals with students and faculty, engage in give-and-take in small class meetings and seminars, and critique student work.
This time provides Rinehart Students with a solid theoretical framework, with a greater grasp of regional and global art scenes, critical perspectives, and an approximation on how to position themselves and their artistic practice within current local and international dynamics.
Field trips to New York, Washington, and Philadelphia are part of the Rinehart Seminar. We visit artists' studios, curators, and exhibitions, such as the Philadelphia Art Museum, Jasper Johns Mind/Mirror at the Philadelphia Art Museum. Field trips inside Baltimore are frequent, and Rinehart promotes students working within the city's context and history.
Jasper Johns: Mind/Mirror at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Students in conversation with the exhibition curator Carlos Basualdo.
Partnerships and Collaborations
Partnership with ETH Zurich
Art and Architecture class, professor artist Karin Sander.
International Collaborations for Models of Art fabrication. The challenge here is to think about all the different modes employed during the pandemic and which ones could remain through time to alter the conditions of production and display of the artworks.
Through one-on-one consultations, students are guided on the essential technical knowledge for fabricating and displaying the artwork they have in mind.
The Practicum provides assistance and workshops in core techniques, methods, and technologies. Topics range from introductions to kinetics, metal fabrication, sound capture & editing, studio lighting, circuits and control devices, interactive coding and programming, video, 3-D software, research on traditional and new materials, and construction techniques.
These workshops and instructors will change each semester to provide students with skill sets grounding and sustaining their sculptural practice.