The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) presents Learning Modern

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) presents Learning Modern

School of the Art Institute of Chicago

September 14, 2009
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) presents Learning Modern
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Visiting Artists Program Fall 2009Learning Modern

FREE for SAIC students, faculty, and staff, unless otherwise noted.

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Learning Modern Lecture Series
Bridging the historic roots of American modernism with the critical practices of contemporary artists and architects, the Learning Modern lecture series focuses on the presence of the Modern today and its vital role in education in the mid-20th century. Presented in conjunction with the Learning Modern exhibition at SAIC’s Sullivan Galleries (September 26, 2009–January 9, 2010), these timely reappraisals of the Modern coincide with Chicago’s Burnham Plan Centennial, the opening of the Art Institute’s Renzo Piano Modern Wing, and the 90th anniversary of the Bauhaus in Germany. This series also springs from recognition of artist-educator László Moholy-Nagy’s emigration to Chicago in 1937, followed by architect Mies van der Rohe one year later, transplanting Bauhaus ideologies expunged from wartime Germany. Learning Modern speakers will bring this living legacy into our own time.

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September 16: Narelle Jubelin

September 24: Kathleen James-Chakraborty

October 8: Andrea Deplazes

October 13: Jun Nguyen-Hatsushiba: Distinguished Alumni Lecture

October 19: Christian Veddeler

October 28: Liisa Roberts

November 10: Jorge Pardo

This series is part of the Living Modern Chicago program, a collaboration of SAIC and the Mies van der Rohe Society/Illinois Institute of Technology, in partnership with other cultural institutions in Chicago and is sponsored in part by the SAIC Department of Exhibitions, the Mies van der Rohe Society at IIT, the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation, Getty Images, Alicia Rosauer and Robert Segal, and the Illinois Art Council, a state agency.

About the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC)
A leader in educating artists, designers, and scholars since 1866, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) offers undergraduate, graduate, and post-baccalaureate programs to nearly 3,000 students from across the globe. Located in the heart of Chicago, SAIC’s educational philosophy is built upon a multidisciplinary 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 numerous special collections and programming venues that provide students and the public alike with exceptional exhibitions, screenings, readings, lectures, and performances.

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