Contact SAIC’s Department of Exhibitions and Exhibition Studies at 312.629.6635 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Sullivan Galleries
The Sullivan Galleries of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago are located in Louis Sullivan’s historic masterpiece, the Carson Pirie Scott & Co. building. Exhibitions and public programs feature the work of both acclaimed artists and those new on the scene who work collaboratively with the SAIC community to explore how art functions within society today. As the public arm of SAIC’s Department of Exhibitions and Exhibition Studies, Sullivan Galleries seek to generate new research around issues, ideas, and professional practices in art and design, while stimulating dialogue among the wider Chicago arts community. In addition to commissioning international artists to create new work, Sullivan Galleries runs an ambitious practicum program in curatorial training for SAIC students.
“A Lived Practice” follows on two citywide exhibition programs initiated by the SAIC Department of Exhibitions and Exhibition Studies: “Studio Chicago” (2010–11) that led to the publication The Studio Reader: On the Space of Artists (University of Chicago Press, 2010), and “Living Modern Chicago” a new look at modernism with the Mies van der Rohe Society at IIT (2008–10) retraced in Chicago Makes Modern: How Creative Minds Changed Society (University of Chicago Press, 2012).
Public hours for the Sullivan Galleries are Tuesday–Saturday 11:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
About the School of the Art Institute of Chicago
A leader in educating artists, designers, and scholars since 1866, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) offers nationally accredited undergraduate and graduate degrees and post-baccalaureate programs to more than 3,200 students from around the globe. SAIC also provides adults, high school students, and children with the opportunity to flourish in a variety of courses, workshops, certificate programs, and camps through its Continuing Studies program. Located in the heart of Chicago, SAIC has an educational philosophy built upon an interdisciplinary 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 its new Modern Wing; numerous special collections and programming venues provide students with exceptional exhibitions, screenings, lectures, and performances. For more information, please visit saic.edu.
These programs are made possible in part by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.
“A Lived Practice” home page image: City Farm, Chicago, one of three sustainability enterprises of Chicago’s Resource Center, the practice of Ken Dunn. Photo: Greg Lindsey