In August of 2021, McArthur Binion returned to the classroom as a mentor/instructor for the Fall Seminar program. Conceptualized as a 2-3 day graduate-style seminar, and housed in the Foundation’s Southwest Detroit location, 9 selected visual artists participated in an intensive seminar and critique process with McArthur and other special guests. Participants were also invited to participate in the Foundation’s studio residency program.
In the Fall of 2021, the Modern Ancient Brown Foundation launched its inaugural Studio Residency Program with the intention of serving undergraduate art students in the Detroit area. 9 graduates from the Studio Seminar Program were granted the opportunity for a 3 month, all expenses paid, rotation in the Foundation’s studio space. Programmed in teams of 3, the 9 artists rotated through the space in 3 months terms, while receiving a stipend for materials and studio supplies for a full calendar year. During this time, they were encouraged to produce new work and gain mentorship from McArthur and other special guests as they further deepened their practice.