Fire at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn destroys studios and artwork of students (feb 15)
The Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York had a massive fire break out last night around 2:30 am in the senior painting studios. BFA painting students who were almost completed with their thesis presentations lost all of their work with only weeks until senior gallery shows were scheduled to start. No one was seriously injured, luckily, but this is a devastating loss for our school’s young professionals who are just about to embark on a career, now without the fruits of four years worth of intense labor and dedication. Hundreds of paintings and artworks were destroyed, as well as the supplies and studios.