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Sep 07, 2017

AICAD Releases Statement In Response to Trump Administration’s announcement to end DACA

September 7, 2017 We, the undersigned members of the Association of Independent Colleges of Art & Design, express our deep disappointment and frustration with the Trump administration’s announcement earlier this week to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Access to education for all, native born or immigrant, has long been a hallmark of the United States, providing both personal enrichment as well as public benefit through a strengthened economy, new...


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Sep 06, 2017

New Hampshire Institute of Art Receives Major Gift Of Valuable Photographs, Establishes New Fellowship Program

Manchester, NH (September 5, 2017) — The New Hampshire Institute of Art (NHIA) announced today that its collection has been enriched by the donation of more than 500 original photographic prints featuring the work of many of the leading lights of 20th century photography thanks to the generosity of collector and philanthropist John Teti. The John Teti Rare Photography Book Collection is one of the finest collections of photographic resources in the United States. The Collection,...


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Aug 21, 2017

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the Art Institute of Chicago Launch its Museum Education Graduate Scholars Program

This fall, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) will launch its Museum Education Graduate Scholars Program, a joint venture between the Art Institute of Chicago’s Department of Learning and Public Engagement and the School’s Graduate Division. Organized around an intensive seminar and practicum spanning two semesters, the partnership is designed to provide practical experience and theoretical grounding in museum education for students enrolled in any graduate program at...


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Aug 07, 2017

Ringling Grads Create 'In a Heartbeat' and Win Hearts Everywhere

Beth David and Esteban Bravo, two Computer Animation graduates from the Ringling College of Art & Design (an AICAD school located in Sarasota, FL), have won over hearts everywhere with their short animated film In a Heartbeat. The film portrays a love story between two boys, and was a final senior thesis project for the grads. David and Bravo secured the funds to hire a composer and sound designer for the film via a Kickstarter campaign with an initial $3000 goal. The campaign...


Artist, Jeff Koons
Jul 01, 2017

Jeff Koons Gives “Beautiful Work” to the School of the Art Institute of Chicago

AICAD Jeff Koons Announcement June 29, 2017 Artist Jeff Koons Gives “Beautiful Work” to the School of the Art Institute of Chicago Renowned artist Jeff Koons has donated a piece of artwork to the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), to benefit the School’s fundraising campaign, Beautiful/Work: The Campaign for SAIC. The piece, titled Gazing Ball (Stool), 2013–2016, is made of polychromed stainless steel, wood, glass, and aluminum. Koons’ Gazing Ball series...