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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Pamela Bannos
Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev

Jeanne Dunning

Andrew Falkowski
Irena Knezevic

Judy Ledgerwood
IƱigo Manglano-Ovalle
Michael Rakowitz
Steve Reinke
Lane Relyea

Deb Sokolow


Judy Ledgerwood

Judy Ledgerwood uses color as the primary agent to upend the habits of viewing paintings. Ledgerwood is a recipient of The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Award, an Artadia Award, a Tiffany Award in the Visual Arts, a National Endowment for the Arts Award, and an Illinois Art Council Award. Her work is represented in public collections including the Art Institute of Chicago, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, the Milwaukee Museum of Art, the St. Gallen Museum and the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago among others. Her degrees are from the Art Academy of Cincinnati, BFA, and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, MFA. Judy Ledgerwood is the Alice Welsh Skilling Professor and the Director of Graduate Studies at Northwestern University in the Department of Art Theory and Practice.


Alice Welsh Skilling Professor of Art
Office: 640 Lincoln St, Rm 215