Alumni: Alumni Stories
On Saturday, May 18, SAIC held its Commencement Ceremony for the class of 2013 at the Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park. It was blue skies and sunshine as graduates shared this major milestone with their guests and the SAIC community.
Acclaimed American actor, playwright, and professor Anna Deavere Smith gave an inspiring Commencement speech, in which she discusses the ideas of freedom, utility, and power in relation to artistic practice. Watch her speech.
Linda Keane, Professor of Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Designed Objects gave an elegant introduction to architect and MacArthur Genius Fellow Jeanne Gang, a 2013 Honorary Degree recipient. Gang is Founder and Principal of Studio Gang Architects, a Chicago-based collective of architects, designers, and thinkers whose projects confront pressing contemporary issues. Watch the introduction.
Terry Myers (Painting and Drawing faculty) offered his thoughts on Joe Zucker's powerful impact on the trajectory of contemporary painting before Zucker received an Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts. Watch his introduction.