End-of-Year Master of Arts symposia and events

End-of-Year Master of Arts symposia and events

School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Photo: Lindsey Auten, New Arts Journalism student (MA 2013) reporting on Luftwerk’s Luminous Field (February 2012) in Chicago’s Millennium Park.

April 25, 2013
End-of-Year Master of Arts symposia and events

April 27–May 17, 2013


The School of the Art Institute of Chicago celebrates the students graduating from its Master of Arts programs this spring. As a part of their groundbreaking work, students completing their programs will present their theses in various symposia. SAIC invites you to take part in these not-to-be-missed events.

Find out more at saic.edu/highlights.

All events are free and open to the public.

Master of Arts in Visual and Critical Studies George H. Roeder Symposium
The Art Institute of Chicago, Nichols Trustees Suite
159 E. Michigan St.
Saturday, April 27, 10am–3pm
Participating students include Joshua Demaree, Darja Filippova, Daniel Floyd, M. Christine Fotopulos, Sarah Hamilton, Peter Krusek, Ruslana Lichtzier, Elçin Marasli, Lise Baggesen Ross, Anthony Stepter, Devdutt Trivedi, and Michelle Weidman.

Master of Arts in Visual and Critical Studies Exhibition
Through April 28
Co-Prosperity Sphere
3219 S. Morgan St.
Artist-led programs following VCS Symposium on April 27

Master of Arts in Arts Administration and Policy Graduate Critiques
Sullivan Center
36 S. Wabash Ave., suite 782
April 29–May 1, 9am–4pm

Special guest speakers: George Yúdice, Alison Cuddy, May 1, 2–3:30pm
Space at MAAAP critiques is limited: please contact the department chair about availability at [email protected].

Participating students include Alexander Aubry, Jeanelle Chang, Ingrid Chao, Alana Corbett, Sharmyn Cruz, Andrea Decker, Lawren Joyce, Amina Matlon, Renee Mikon, Patricia Morris, Brittany Newman (MAHA), Mallory Qualls, Samantha Stevick, Jennifer Shanks, Laura Trejo, and Kaitlyn Wittig.

Master of Arts in Art Education / Master of Arts in Teaching George H. Roeder Symposium
Gene Siskel Film Center
164 N. State St., Theatre 2, and the Siskel Gallery/Café
Thursday, May 2, 9am–4pm
Participating students include Casey Murtaugh (MAT), Kimmy Tolbert (MAT), Bora Shin (MAT), Richard Schreiber (MAT), Joshua Derbas (MAAE), Julianne Christou (MAAE), Chia-Chen Hsu (MAAE), Joslyn Winkler (MAAE), Nick Franco (MAAE), Sophia E. Cho (MAAE), Roberta Jean Molyneux-Davis (MAAE), Raphaelle Ziemba (MAAE), Paola Ramirez Deguzman (MAAE), Gabriella Monique Rosales (MAAE), Paul Sloan (MAAE), Jennifer Thomas (MAAE), and Heather Whelan (MAAE).

Master of Arts in Modern Art History, Theory, and Criticism Symposium
SAIC Ballroom, 112 S. Michigan Ave.
May 2 and 3, 11am–5pm
Keynote: Orit Halprin, May 2, 5–6pm
MA students receiving their degrees in Modern Art History, Theory, and Criticism present papers based on their theses for 15 minutes each. Participating students include Ionit Behar, Laura Bickford, Lee Colon, Murphy Crain, Robyn Farrell Roulo, Rachel Hutcheson, Mia Lopez, Amelia Love, Katrina Mohn, Laura Nevins, Meghann Ney, Leah Oren, Ian Ostrowski, Kate Pollasch-Thames, William Ruggiero, Erin Toale, Gibran Villalobos, and Hanlu Zhang.

Master of Arts in Art Therapy Graduate Thesis Presentations
SAIC Ballroom, 112 S. Michigan Ave.
Friday, May 10, 6–9pm
Featuring six students: Jeannette Perkal, Finding Home in a Body: Disability Justice and Radical Lessons for Art Therapy Practice; Jessie Magyar, Art Therapy in Art Museums: Promoting Meaningful Experiences with Art; Lyndsie Marsh, Storytelling and Art: An Exploration of Native American Identity; Laura Maruzzella, Art Therapy Programming for Siblings of Pediatric Oncology Patients: Strategies for Developing a Grant Proposal; Caroline Even, Making Time for Culture Change: Art Therapy as Method for Cultivating Lived Time in Dementia Care; and Beatriz Alarcon, Treasuring; A Process to Facilitate Termination.

Master of Arts in New Arts Journalism Symposium
Graham Foundation, 4 W. Burton Pl.
Friday, May 17, 10am–2pm
Participants include Lindsey Auten, Margot Brody, Diana Buendia, El Gotlieb, Dijana Kadic, Eun Ki Kim, Kristofer Lenz, Xiaomeng Li, Michael Peña, Evangeline Politis, Patrick Putze, Sierra Nicole Rhoden, and Simone Thompkins.

About the School of the Art Institute of Chicago
A leader in educating artists, designers, and scholars since 1866, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) offers nationally accredited undergraduate and graduate degrees and post-baccalaureate programs to nearly 3,200 students from around the globe. SAIC also enables adults, high school students, middle school students, and children to flourish in a variety of courses, workshops, certificate programs, and camps through its Continuing Studies program. Located in the heart of Chicago, SAIC has an educational philosophy built upon an interdisciplinary approach to art and design, giving students unparalleled opportunities to develop their creative and critical abilities, while working with renowned faculty who include many of the leading practitioners in their fields. SAIC’s resources include the Art Institute of Chicago and its new Modern Wing; numerous special collections and programming venues provide students with exceptional exhibitions, screenings, lectures, and performances. For more information, please visit saic.edu.

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