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SACI At a Glance: Fall 2014
Autumn is getting into full swing here at SACI in Florence, Italy, although the weather has been unseasonable warm and moderate. Fall in the academic world always means back to school and getting reacquainted with friends you haven’t seen all summer. For some students, the new term means new experiences, and in the case at SACI, an exciting life-enhancing study abroad experience in Florence.
New initiatives, programs, and courses are under way with a full calendar of fall events. SACI has just announced a new Venice Biennale Program slated for July 2015. The 2-year MFA in Photography program is off to a great start with new equipment, studios, and an upcoming class trip to Paris. The incoming students join the MFA in Studio Art students, some now in their second year, and soon on their way to London for their class trip. This Saturday, October 11th from 4-7pm, the SACI MFA students will be hosting an MFA Open Studio event, participating in the national day of contemporary art organized by AMACI.
New courses were offered at SACI this fall including Florence: The Body Archives, Architectural Drawing, Web Design, and Introduction to Literature, as well as Observational Painting, taught by 2D Area Head, Gary Lissa, who is currently exhibiting his work Inside/Outside in the SACI Gallery. In SACI’s Maidoff Gallery, the exhibition 19 Metri Quadri d’Inferno features photographs by Antonio Manta.
And next month, SACI is proud to present a special guest, Elizabeth A. Sackler, PhD on Thursday, November 13, 6:00 pm in SACI’s Clayton Hubbs Lecture Hall (Palazzo dei Cartelloni) to speak about Changing the Course: Women, Art & the Art Market. Dr. Sackler, a Public Historian and arts activist, is President of The Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, President and founder of the American Indian Ritual Object Repatriation Foundation, and Board Chair of the Brooklyn Museum – the first woman to hold the position in the museum’s nearly 200 year history. Dr. Sackler has served on the Board of the Brooklyn Museum since 2000 and in 2007 she founded the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum, a nexus of feminist art, theory and activism that provides a permanent home to The Dinner Party by Judy Chicago.