Nov 11th 2022

Mark your calendars for November 11th, 5:00–9:00pm as we open our doors for our first in-person Open House/Open Studio event since 2019!

The School of Art & Art History at the University of Illinois Chicago is excited to invite our greater community to explore and learn what our school is about and interact with our faculty, students and staff. Experience and engage with all aspects of our school including: Gallery 400, Art History, Museum and Exhibition Studies, Art Education, Interdisciplinary Education in the Arts, BFA Thesis, and the MFA program.

Date: Friday, November 11th
Time: 5:00–9:00pm
Location: Arts and Exhibition Hall, 400 South Peoria St. Chicago IL, 60607
Free and open to all

Event Schedule:

→ Gallery 400
UIC Alumni Conversation on Care and Life as an Artist
UIC Gallery 400

As part of the School of Art and Art History’s Open House/Open Studios, join us in Gallery 400 for an informal conversation with UIC alumni Liz McCarthy, Edith Mendez, Eric Perez, Nick Wylie, and Latham Zearfoss, featured artists in the Gallery’s current exhibition For Each Other. In a relaxed format that’s more dialogue than a presentation, the alumni artists discuss their experience at UIC as students, their careers since then, and what care means in their lives and work.

For Each Other highlights the ways a group of Chicago-based artists and collectives consider care in their work and the contexts they create for their work. In the included artworks and projects, care is an active, participatory process, whether as mutual aid, respite, grounding, or self-advocacy.

Join us for insight into the community built in and around UIC’s School of Art & Art History. Food and drinks will be served.

→ Art History
Art History, Critical Pedagogies and Visual Literacy
UIC Gallery 400

The Department of Art History invites you to a discussion panel titled “Art History, Critical Pedagogies and Visual Literacy”. The panel will be moderated by SAAH Director and Prof. Ömür Harmanşah, and will feature Art History PhD students Nadia Gribkova, Maggie Schuster and Zack Martin. The panelists will discuss their own practices of teaching visual literacy using inclusive and critical pedagogies in the Art History classroom.

→ Museum and Exhibition Studies (MUSE)
UIC Gallery 400

Our Museum and Exhibition Studies graduate program will have a short presentation by current students. Join current students in Gallery 400 at 6:30pm as they conduct short presentations of objects with special significance to their work and research.

→ Interdisciplinary Education in the Arts (IDEAS)
5th Floor Gallery

The Interdisciplinary Education in the Arts Program (IDEAS) will showcase in-progress Capstone Projects, mapping installations by the IDEA 110 class. From 7:00–9:00pm in the 5th Floor Gallery, this work with a focus of “Computing Without a Computer” will feature various works and interactive performances with faculty and students in IDEAs.

→ Art
Basement, 3rd, 4th, and 5th Floors

View the work of our current BFA thesis and MFA cohorts for Open Studios!

→ Art Education
Room 5202

Join the Art Education program as they invite you to hang out during SAAH Open Studios! From 7:00pm-9:00pm in room 5202, there will be opportunities to hand screen-print some tote-bags and show off your Art Ed swag around campus! You’ll be the envy of your friends when they find you have a limited edition print! You can also design and create your own buttons! Add to that awesome button collection or start a new one. Not into making your own buttons? Stop by and pick up a button already made just for you by the Art Ed students.

Maybe you just want to take a break from all the work you’ve been doing? Join us and jump into a Mario Kart Mini Tournament and test your driving skills while we cheer you on!

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