School's Out Forever

Art Monthly 406: May 2017



The University of Kent’s proposals (Artnotes AM404) to drop courses from its highly regarded School of Music and Fine Art have now, to no great surprise and despite ‘consultation’, been rubber-stamped. The university is ceasing applications to the School’s undergraduate programme, with the entire School closing in summer 2019 when current undergraduates and next academic year’s postgraduates complete their programmes. University managers cite ‘changing student demand’ for the closure and will replace the entire School, including its highly ranked Fine Art course, with three music courses, covering technology, production and performance.’ 



Art Monthly 404: March 2017



An exhibition in Kiev is laid waste by a mob of nationalist thugs; nationalist protesters threaten Dresden's mayor over support for art that is sympathetic to refugees; a gallery in Jerusalem is closed by the municipality for hosting a veteran's group discussing transgressions in the occupied Palestinian territories; the impeached South Korean president is sued by blacklisted artists; galleries rework their displays to protest against President Trump's travel ban; visits to UK museums drop; the University of Kent plans to close its Fine Art course; plus the latest news on galleries, appointments, prizes and more.'