Nashville skyline, Watkins College of Art
Aloft

Watkins’s new exhibit commissioned by Nashville’s booming airport demonstrates how equally ascendant the college is.

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Seek.

Josh Ungurait

Political documentation is a catalyst for the images this photographer makes.

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Bring your vision. We'll provide knowledge, resources, and mentors to help bring it to life. Deal?

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Monday Motivation.
Wisdom from those who've been there.

Everything you want is on the other side of fear.

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Start your journey by speaking with an artist in the Admissions office.

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Overheard.

The latest on social media

"Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails." #MondayMotivation, this week from Mark Twain.

Thursday.

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Work.

Unframed.
Up close with the artists

Unframed.
Up close with the artists

The Risk-takers

As MFA students in film, Stephanie Taylor (left) and Robin Robinson explain what scared them more than taking the leap to commit to film as their profession.

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The Risk-takers
As MFA students in film, Stephanie Taylor (left) and Robin Robinson explain what scared them more than taking the leap to commit to film as their profession. See More

pARTners.
Explorations in collaboration

pARTners.
Explorations in collaboration

The Bettering that Comes from a Brother

Connecting first as artists, the bond between these young men has pushed them as people in profound and permanent ways.

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The Bettering that Comes from a Brother

Connecting first as artists, the bond between these young men has pushed them as people in profound and permanent ways.

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Visit Campus

The best way to know if Watkins is right for you is to spend some time with us.

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Implements.

The must-have tools of the creative

Ashley Obel uses an eraser at Watkins College of Art
Eraser

Mod Podge used by Angel Iwanowski at Watkins College of Art
Mod Podge

Micropen used by Gilberto Acosta at Watkins
Micropens

Inkpen used by Abraham Lara at Watkins
Inkpen
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My615:
Journey Into
America’s "It" City
Music Lover, Watkins College of Art

Music Lover

It's called "Music City" for a reason. And Nashville is way more than country music. Wander through the arena spaces and hole-in-the-wall gems.
Belcourt Theatre
Belcourt Theatre
If film is more your thing, check out the recently remodeled Belcourt Theatre in Hillsboro Village. Opened in 1925 as the Hillsboro Theatre, the space even hosted the Grand Ole Opry in the 1930s.
Parthenon, Nashville, Culture
Culture
Nashville has become a destination city that brims with opportunities to fill the well of any artist.
Art Student
There will be times when you need to resupply your toolkit and times when you'll want to be inspired by the works of others. We have both covered. 
Insider
Sometimes, it takes a while to know a city. With our list, you don't have to wait. These are the cool places to have on your checklist.
Tourist
When parents and friends are in town, you may want to play the tourist (and that's fine!). Fortunately, Nashville delivers even when there's a crowd.
Foodie
One reason Nashville has become the "It" City is its culinary excellence. We walk you through the high-end eateries and the cheap eats that feel just as decadent.
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Reveal.

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Breakthroughs begin here. Support where the creative economy begins.

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Pipeline.
Watkins in the world

Pipeline.
Watkins in the world

The Artistic Dance

A project between Watkins artists and the Nashville Ballet proves inspirational and instructive on how creatives work in the world-at-large.

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The Artistic Dance
A project between Watkins artists and the Nashville Ballet proves inspirational and instructive on how creatives work in the world-at-large. Read More

News.
Stay current with Watkins

News.
Stay current with Watkins

2018 Commencement

Award-winning actor and director John Carroll Lynch to deliver Watkins Commencement address

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2018 Commencement

Award-winning actor and director John Carroll Lynch to deliver Watkins Commencement address

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Tristan Higginbotham and her show, If I Sees You
If I Sees You

The April show at WAG features the work of Tristan Higginbotham and her show, If I Sees You.

Senior Show: Ashley Obel

Fine Art senior Ashley Obel unveils Jupiter’s Eye, an exhibition exploring the disorientation of the home before, during, and after a hurricane.

Senior Show: Sarah Bogdal

Fine Art major Sarah Bogdal opens Antibody, a show examining the artist’s experiences with chronic illness, in particular how such illnesses are both individual and shared.

Glimpse event at Watkins College of Art
Glimpse 2018

A fundraiser to support the emerging artists at Watkins College of Art

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