Author Archives: SACI

About SACI

SACI is a US non-profit College of Art and Design in Florence, Italy, for undergraduate and graduate students seeking accredited instruction in studio art, design, conservation, art history, and Italian language and culture. Founded in 1975, SACI offers the following programs: Academic Semester/Year Abroad, Late Spring & Summer Studies, Venice Summer Program, Post-Bac in Conservation, Post-Bac in Studio Art; MFA in Studio Art, MFA in Photography, MFA in Communication Design, Low-Residency MFA in Studio Art, MA in Art History.

SACI Blog is moving!

We are excited to announce that our blog now has a new home on the freshly-updated SACI website! Come check out the new design and catch up on the latest news at this link: saci-florence.edu/saci-blog. Please update your bookmarks as

SACI Blog is moving!

We are excited to announce that our blog now has a new home on the freshly-updated SACI website! Come check out the new design and catch up on the latest news at this link: saci-florence.edu/saci-blog. Please update your bookmarks as

SACI Alum Christina Gednalske (MFA 2015) Selected as Finalist for Celeste Prize

SACI Alumna Christina Gednalske (MFA, 2015) has been selected as a finalist for the prestigious Celeste Prize for her video piece Family Picture Night. Curated by Fatoş Üstek, this edition of the Prize has recognized 53 artists as finalists across several categories

SACI Alum Christina Gednalske (MFA 2015) Selected as Finalist for Celeste Prize

SACI Alumna Christina Gednalske (MFA, 2015) has been selected as a finalist for the prestigious Celeste Prize for her video piece Family Picture Night. Curated by Fatoş Üstek, this edition of the Prize has recognized 53 artists as finalists across several categories

Maria Antonia Rinaldi, SACI Faculty Member, Participates in Nuovo Cantieri Culturali Isolotto on September 24

Maria Antonia Rinaldi, Director of MA in Art History Program at SACI, will participate in Nuovo Cantieri Culturali Isolotto organized by Compagnia Virgilio Sieni. On September 24th at 4:30pm at Galleria Tigli in Piazza dei Tigli, she will offer a lesson

Maria Antonia Rinaldi, SACI Faculty Member, Participates in Nuovo Cantieri Culturali Isolotto on September 24

Maria Antonia Rinaldi, Director of MA in Art History Program at SACI, will participate in Nuovo Cantieri Culturali Isolotto organized by Compagnia Virgilio Sieni. On September 24th at 4:30pm at Galleria Tigli in Piazza dei Tigli, she will offer a lesson

Resetting the Table: a Symposium on Feminist Art and Herstory

SACI cordially invites you to join us on Monday, October 9 for ‘Resetting the Table: A Symposium on Feminist Art and Herstory’, which focuses on the role of female artists in society and the ground-breaking work of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center

Resetting the Table: a Symposium on Feminist Art and Herstory

SACI cordially invites you to join us on Monday, October 9 for ‘Resetting the Table: A Symposium on Feminist Art and Herstory’, which focuses on the role of female artists in society and the ground-breaking work of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center

Contemporary Art Gallery Crawl with “Mapping Contemporary Florence” on September 14

Contemporary Art Gallery Crawl September 14 at 6 pm SACI students will get the chance to scope out Florence’s art scene on September 14 on a Contemporary Art Gallery Crawl organized as part of the New York University project Mapping

Contemporary Art Gallery Crawl with “Mapping Contemporary Florence” on September 14

Contemporary Art Gallery Crawl September 14 at 6 pm SACI students will get the chance to scope out Florence’s art scene on September 14 on a Contemporary Art Gallery Crawl organized as part of the New York University project Mapping

“Party of One” by Anna Rose opens at the Maidoff Gallery on September 12, 2017 at 6pm

Party of One: Anna Rose September 12-October 15, 2017 Opening reception on September 12 at 6pm SACI’s Fall 2017 exhibition season at the Maidoff Gallery is kicking off with Party of One, a selection of recent video, photography and sculpture works

“Party of One” by Anna Rose opens at the Maidoff Gallery on September 12, 2017 at 6pm

Party of One: Anna Rose September 12-October 15, 2017 Opening reception on September 12 at 6pm SACI’s Fall 2017 exhibition season at the Maidoff Gallery is kicking off with Party of One, a selection of recent video, photography and sculpture works

Molly Di Grazia: “Pharmakon” opens at SACI Gallery on September 5, 2017

Molly Di Grazia: Pharmakon September 5 – October 9, 2017 Opening: Tuesday, September 5 at 6pm   Pharmakon by Molly Di Grazia (SACI MFA 2015) will open the fall exhibition season at SACI Gallery on September 5, 2017. In the Greek

Molly Di Grazia: “Pharmakon” opens at SACI Gallery on September 5, 2017

Molly Di Grazia: Pharmakon September 5 – October 9, 2017 Opening: Tuesday, September 5 at 6pm   Pharmakon by Molly Di Grazia (SACI MFA 2015) will open the fall exhibition season at SACI Gallery on September 5, 2017. In the Greek

SACI alumna Emily Jay joins The Neon Heater (Findlay, OH) as partner and curator

Emily Jay (Spring 2009, Late Spring 2012, and SACI Teaching Assistant in Photography 2013-14) has joined Ian Breidenbach as a partner at The Neon Heater gallery, running and curating monthly exhibitions with a focus on conceptual and installation based works, contemporary

SACI alumna Emily Jay joins The Neon Heater (Findlay, OH) as partner and curator

Emily Jay (Spring 2009, Late Spring 2012, and SACI Teaching Assistant in Photography 2013-14) has joined Ian Breidenbach as a partner at The Neon Heater gallery, running and curating monthly exhibitions with a focus on conceptual and installation based works, contemporary

“Drawing in the Streets of Florence” by Nellie Farrow (SACI Late Spring & Summer ’17)

   Guest blogger Nellie Farrow (SACI Late Spring & Summer ’17) shares her reflections about drawing on site in Florence under the summer sun, filling her sketchbook with drawings of Renaissance architecture, sculptures and monuments while curious locals and tourists peer

“Drawing in the Streets of Florence” by Nellie Farrow (SACI Late Spring & Summer ’17)

   Guest blogger Nellie Farrow (SACI Late Spring & Summer ’17) shares her reflections about drawing on site in Florence under the summer sun, filling her sketchbook with drawings of Renaissance architecture, sculptures and monuments while curious locals and tourists peer

Christian Boltanski: Anime. Di luogo in luogo

Florence will certainly keep you busy, but when you are looking for a fun day trip and some outstanding art, Bologna is the place to go. Just a 35 minute train ride from Florence, Bologna has a vibrant art scene

Christian Boltanski: Anime. Di luogo in luogo

Florence will certainly keep you busy, but when you are looking for a fun day trip and some outstanding art, Bologna is the place to go. Just a 35 minute train ride from Florence, Bologna has a vibrant art scene

“Beyond the Museum: Street Art in Florence,” by Nellie Farrow (SACI Late Spring & Summer ’17)

Beyond the Museum: Street Art in Florence by Nellie Farrow The art culture of Florence seeps onto the exterior of the city, making its way onto the many surfaces that line the crowded streets. The city is covered in street

“Beyond the Museum: Street Art in Florence,” by Nellie Farrow (SACI Late Spring & Summer ’17)

Beyond the Museum: Street Art in Florence by Nellie Farrow The art culture of Florence seeps onto the exterior of the city, making its way onto the many surfaces that line the crowded streets. The city is covered in street

SACI Instructor, Pietro Gaglianò, Curates “Paesaggio Dentro,” Opening July 8 at Galleria Susanna Orlando

“PAESAGGIO DENTRO” Works by Aryan Ozmaei and Giuseppe Vassallo Curated by Pietro Gaglianò Galleria Susanna Orlando Via Stagio Stagi 12, Pietrasanta Opening: July 8, 2017 at 7PM On view through August 5, 2017 “Paesaggio Dentro,” curated by SACI instructor, Pietro

SACI Instructor, Pietro Gaglianò, Curates “Paesaggio Dentro,” Opening July 8 at Galleria Susanna Orlando

“PAESAGGIO DENTRO” Works by Aryan Ozmaei and Giuseppe Vassallo Curated by Pietro Gaglianò Galleria Susanna Orlando Via Stagio Stagi 12, Pietrasanta Opening: July 8, 2017 at 7PM On view through August 5, 2017 “Paesaggio Dentro,” curated by SACI instructor, Pietro

Sarah Brokke (Photo: Howie Hanson)

Art on the Edge 13th Annual Exhibit Juried by SACI Alum, Sarah Brokke (MFA 2004)

Art on the Edge 13th Annual Juried Exhibit June 29 – July 29, 2017 ARTISTS: Donna Rae Anderson, Nikki Besser, Sandrs Boreen, Pamela Burns, James Baura, Tyler Evin, Ralph Hanggi, Jr., Audrey Johnson, Jill Johnson, Tim Lamey, Patricia Lovegreen, David

Sarah Brokke (Photo: Howie Hanson)

Art on the Edge 13th Annual Exhibit Juried by SACI Alum, Sarah Brokke (MFA 2004)

Art on the Edge 13th Annual Juried Exhibit June 29 – July 29, 2017 ARTISTS: Donna Rae Anderson, Nikki Besser, Sandrs Boreen, Pamela Burns, James Baura, Tyler Evin, Ralph Hanggi, Jr., Audrey Johnson, Jill Johnson, Tim Lamey, Patricia Lovegreen, David

Oliviero Draghi, from the "Guerrieri" series

Exhibition of Sculptures by SACI Instructor, Oliviero Draghi, Opens in the SACI Gallery: July 3, 2017 at 6pm

Sculptures by OLIVIERO DRAGHI: Guerrieri, Heads, ANIMALi July 3 – 28, 2017 Opening: Monday, July 3 at 6pm Italiano The roots of Guerrieri stem back to childhood play with toy soldiers. Fantasies, legends, and stories have been the inspirations in creating

Oliviero Draghi, from the "Guerrieri" series

Exhibition of Sculptures by SACI Instructor, Oliviero Draghi, Opens in the SACI Gallery: July 3, 2017 at 6pm

Sculptures by OLIVIERO DRAGHI: Guerrieri, Heads, ANIMALi July 3 – 28, 2017 Opening: Monday, July 3 at 6pm Italiano The roots of Guerrieri stem back to childhood play with toy soldiers. Fantasies, legends, and stories have been the inspirations in creating

Hana Sackler (video still)

SACI MFA in Photography Graduate Alumni, Ana Lía Orézzoli and Hana Sackler, exhibiting in Italy and Germany

SACI MFA in Photography Graduate Alumni, Ana Lía Orézzoli and Hana Sackler, exhibiting in Livorno, Italy and Berlin, Germany – both opening June 23.

Hana Sackler (video still)

SACI MFA in Photography Graduate Alumni, Ana Lía Orézzoli and Hana Sackler, exhibiting in Italy and Germany

SACI MFA in Photography Graduate Alumni, Ana Lía Orézzoli and Hana Sackler, exhibiting in Livorno, Italy and Berlin, Germany – both opening June 23.

“Idiots,” an exhibition curated by Francesco Lauretta, opens in Milan tonight at the Giovanni Bonelli Gallery

IDIOTS Maurizio Cannavacciuolo, Fulvio Di Piazza, Francesco Lauretta, Marco Pace June 22 July 29, 2017 Inauguration: Thursday, June 22 at 7pm Curated by Francesco Lauretta The Giovanni Bonelli Gallery in Milan presents a new exhibition project curated by Francesco Lauretta, artist

“Idiots,” an exhibition curated by Francesco Lauretta, opens in Milan tonight at the Giovanni Bonelli Gallery

IDIOTS Maurizio Cannavacciuolo, Fulvio Di Piazza, Francesco Lauretta, Marco Pace June 22 July 29, 2017 Inauguration: Thursday, June 22 at 7pm Curated by Francesco Lauretta The Giovanni Bonelli Gallery in Milan presents a new exhibition project curated by Francesco Lauretta, artist