Pratt Fine Arts Graduate Facilities to Move to Navy Yard

Pratt Institute Master of Fine Arts And MFA in Photography facilities are expected to soon move from the Pfizer building on Flushing Avenue to the new Pier 72 building located in the Brooklyn Navy Yard (BNY), providing access to a growing creative community on the edge of the Pratt Brooklyn campus.

Dock 72 features floor-to-ceiling windows providing abundant natural light and stunning views of the Manhattan skyline. The space is expected to be completed and occupied by the fall term, beginning in August 2024.

Pratt’s fine arts and photography facilities will occupy 62,570 square feet across the entire third floor of Dock 72. The new location will include 100 individual artist studios, seminar and critique spaces, gallery spaces, a computer laboratory, manufacturing workshops and a black box. for performances and screenings.

“Expanding Pratt Institute’s footprint in the Brooklyn Navy Yard provides our fine arts and photography graduate students with exceptional studios and access to a powerful community of diverse creatives and professionals,” said Frances Bronet , president of the Pratt Institute.

Le bâtiment Dock 72 du Brooklyn Navy Yard, décrit comme un centre de collaboration créative et d'innovation.<br data-recalc-dims=Photo provided by the Pratt Institute” width=”600″ height=”400″ srcset=”https://brooklyneagle.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/dock-600×400.jpg 600w, https://brooklyneagle .com/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/dock-1024×683.jpg 1024w, https://brooklyneagle.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/dock-768×512.jpg 768w, https://brooklyneagle .com/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/dock-940×627.jpg 940w, https://brooklyneagle.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/dock-1536×1024.jpg 1536w, https://brooklyneagle .com/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/dock-640×427.jpg 640w, https://brooklyneagle.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/dock-1200×800.jpg 1200w, https://brooklyneagle .com/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/dock-1920×1280.jpg 1920w, https://brooklyneagle.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/dock.jpg 2048w” sizes=”(max-width : 639px) 98vw, (max-width: 1199px) 64vw, 600px”/>
The Dock 72 building at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, described as a center for creative collaboration and innovation.
Photo courtesy of the Pratt Institute

“There is a long-standing connection between making and art, much of which is rooted in the practice of making and creating. The corridor that connects Pratt and the Brooklyn Navy Yard brings together emerging artists with Navy Yard designers, makers, inventors and business owners. We look forward to the exchange between Pratt’s painters, sculptors, photographers, researchers and new media graduate students and the incredible production facilities at BNY,” added Bronet.

Pratt and the Brooklyn Navy Yard share a history and commitment to expanding the ranks of local professionals, from Pratt Institute founder Charles Pratt’s commitment to increasing access to education and training, to the robust Brooklyn Navy Yard workforce that has fueled decades of manufacturing and production. . Furthermore, the manufacturing industry has always been influenced, inspired and transformed by continued engagement with artists.

Pratt students and faculty will have easy access between the existing Pratt campus and Dock 72, allowing them to coordinate studio visits, exhibitions, conversations and studio work. The new location also paves the way for a permanent space for students to host their thesis presentations.

“Moving our facilities to Dock 72 will be a game-changer,” said Jorge Oliver, dean of the Pratt School of Art. “In addition to providing ample space and amenities, the building provides our students with incredible views that will inspire them in their artistic endeavors, as well as opportunities to engage with other Navy Yard creatives.”

Le troisième étage du Dock 72 devrait être terminé et occupé d'ici le trimestre d'automne, à partir d'août 2024.<br data-recalc-dims=Photo provided by the Pratt Institute” width=”600″ height=”400″ srcset=”https://brooklyneagle.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/indoor-600×400.jpg 600w, https://brooklyneagle .com/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/indoor-1024×683.jpg 1024w, https://brooklyneagle.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/indoor-768×512.jpg 768w, https://brooklyneagle .com/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/indoor-940×627.jpg 940w, https://brooklyneagle.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/indoor-1536×1024.jpg 1536w, https://brooklyneagle .com/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/indoor-640×427.jpg 640w, https://brooklyneagle.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/indoor-1200×800.jpg 1200w, https://brooklyneagle .com/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/indoor-1920×1280.jpg 1920w, https://brooklyneagle.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/indoor.jpg 2048w” sizes=”(max-width : 639px) 98vw, (max-width: 1199px) 64vw, 600px”/>
The third floor of Dock 72 is expected to be completed and occupied by the fall quarter, beginning August 2024.
Photo courtesy of the Pratt Institute

Dock 72 is nestled in the heart of a hub of technological, entrepreneurial and artistic activity. The Navy Yard, originally a shipyard for the U.S. Navy, today is a driver of local economic development and a magnet for creative professionals and innovators with its expansive manufacturing and commercial spaces.

These spaces house more than 450 companiesincluding pioneers in metal fabrication, glass production and robotics, as well as the Research Courta 20,000-square-foot facility led by Pratt that opened on-site in 2023 to unify the institute’s research activities.

Located on the East River waterfront, Dock 72 serves as a visual reminder of New York’s position as an urban archipelago, an issue explored interdisciplinaryly throughout Pratt, notably through its role as main partner of the New York Climate Exchange on Governors Island.

The Brooklyn Navy Yard is also served by a wide range of transportation options, including the New York Ferry, on-site parking, Citi Bike access, bus service, and a Wi-Fi equipped shuttle service. Fi to major subway lines, providing easy access to NYC neighborhoods. contemporary art scene and opportunities beyond the confines of the studio.

The Dock 72 building has been optimized for energy efficiency and includes a catering hall, lounge areas, outdoor terraces and roof gardens.

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