Friday, September 12, 2008

Local Art News (excerpt from September CWCA E-News)

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago has just opened a new gallery at the former Carson Pirie Scott's State Street store. The building was designed by Louis Sullivan and the 32,000 sq. foot gallery will be called Sullivan Galleries. The school has leased the space out until 2018. Also included in the lease is the fashion program and the design and architecture departments. There will be free admission and Professor Mary Jane Jacobs will head up the exhibition programs. The opening exhibition is called "Ahh...Decadence!" and features 122 works by 42 Chicago artists, and is curated by Lisa Wainwright. Address: 33 S. State Street, 7th floor, opened Tuesday - Saturday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Other news from SAIC is that long-time president, Tony Jones has retired and the new president from Arizona State University is Wellington "Duke" Reiter.

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