Highlights from the November 2019 edition of SACI Graduate Open Studios
The November edition of Open Studios marked the first occasion for our first-year MFA students to present their studios to the Florentine art community, as well as a great opportunity for all of our students to converse with visitors and receive valuable feedback on their progress. The event offered the Florentine public a unique chance to engage in dialogue with emerging international artists and designers, and some great connections were established. Visitors had the opportunity to see in-progress works and interact with the artists while exploring the inspiring spaces in the Jules Maidoff Palazzo for the Visual Arts, a fully renovated Renaissance palace in the center of Florence.
Participants included students in the MFA in Studio Art, MFA in Photography, MFA in Communication Design, and Post-Bac in Studio Art programs at SACI. Students presented a wide variety of artwork using exciting methods such as performances, live painting presentations, interactive design posters and infographics, videos, and immersive, multimedia installations. Visitors also had a chance to speak with the MFA and Post-Bac program directors.
If you weren’t able to make it to this edition of Graduate Open Studios, check out images from the event and stay tuned for more information on the next edition, coming up in February 2020. We hope you’ll join us next time to explore SACI’s inspiring spaces, speak with the artists, and learn more about their research.
SACI is a U.S.-accredited university-level institution and one of the oldest and most prestigious American art schools in Florence, offering a wide range of innovative, hands-on graduate and undergraduate programs in traditional and contemporary studio arts, design, conservation, art history, and Italian language and culture.