SAIC Shows: graduate symposia

SAIC Shows: graduate symposia

School of the Art Institute of Chicago

View of Traces: Visual and Critical Studies Graduate Unsymposium, 2019. School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

April 13, 2021
SAIC Shows: graduate symposia
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The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) celebrates the talented SAIC students completing their Master of Arts and Master of Science graduate degrees with a variety of symposia events showcasing student work. This spring, graduate symposia events will take place online. Please visit for the full list of SAIC Shows, including in-person and online undergraduate and graduate exhibitions and events.

April 17
Just a Container
The Department of Visual and Critical Studies presents a virtual symposium featuring Master of Art in Visual and Critical Studies candidates.

April 21
Master of Science in Historic Preservation Thesis Symposium
Five finalists for the Master of Science in Historic Preservation will present their thesis work.

May 5–6
Art History Master of Arts Symposium
This two-day virtual symposium will present Master of Arts thesis projects in art history, featuring a range of topics in modern and contemporary art history. Art History, Theory, and Criticism faculty will respond and discuss the presented papers.

May 11–12
Culminating Event Panels: Master of Arts in Art Education and Master of Arts in Teaching 
Thesis project presentations organized into four thematic panels: Exploring Narratives in the Conscious and Subconscious, Thriving Resistances, Museums for the Future, and Who Says You Can’t Make History?, plus a virtual reception.

May 14
Beyond Bounds: Arts Administration Symposium vol. 1.
The Department of Arts Administration and Policy presents a virtual symposium featuring thesis works from graduating Master of Arts candidates. 

May 16
Master of Arts in New Arts Journalism Symposium
A virtual symposium featuring Master of Arts in New Arts Journalism candidates.

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About the School of the Art Institute of Chicago
For more than 150 years, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) has been a leader in educating the world’s most influential artists, designers​, and scholars. Located in downtown Chicago with a fine arts graduate program consistently ranking among the top programs in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, SAIC provides an interdisciplinary approach to art and design as well as world-class resources, including the Art Institute of Chicago museum, on-campus galleries​, and state-of-the-art facilities. SAIC’s undergraduate, graduate​, and post-baccalaureate students have the freedom to take risks and create the bold ideas that transform Chicago and the world—as seen through notable alums and faculty such as Michelle Grabner, David Sedaris, Elizabeth Murray, Richard Hunt, Georgia O’Keeffe, Cynthia Rowley, Nick Cave, Jeff Koons, and LeRoy Neiman. Learn more at

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