Welcome to the Department of Art Theory & Practice (AT&P) at the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Northwestern University. The department has both an undergraduate program, offering a baccalaureate degree, and a graduate program, offering a Masters of Fine Arts degree.

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As part of the June 4th Arts Circle Celebration on Northwestern's Evanston campus, the Department of Art Theory and Practice at Northwestern will be featuring two events:

From sunrise to sunset, ATP is proud to host the Tea Project.

- Sunrise (5:16AM): Installation (placing the cups)
- 10:30AM: Tea Performance
- 2:30PM: Teach-in
- 4PM: Tea Performance
- 5:30PM: Teach-in & Deinstallation (returning the cups)
concluded by Sunset (8:22PM)

The Tea Project is an ongoing dialogue that traverses a variety of landscapes. From the tea sipped at a family gathering, to a cage in Guantanamo Bay, to a motor pool in Iraq, tea is not only a favored drink but a shared moment that transcends cultural divides and systems of oppression. When someone sits, sips, and reflects over a cup of tea there is space to ask questions about one’s relationship to the world: a world that is filled with dehumanization, war, and destruction; a world that is filled with moments of beauty, love, and humanity.
More information can be found here.

From 1 - 4pm, a selection of our graduate students will be speaking about their work in the MFA Thesis Exhibition: Lake Cream, in the Alsdorf Gallery at the Block Museum.
More information can be found here.