Conversations at the Edge
is a cultural arts gem"
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Join us this spring for an exciting lineup of exhibitions, lectures, screenings, and special events.
Department of Film, Video, New Media, and Animation
112 S. Michigan Ave., suite 512
Frédéric Moffet, Chair
Amy Beste, Director of Public Programs
Unless otherwise noted, events take place:
Thursdays at 6:00 p.m.
Gene Siskel Film Center
164 N. State St.
Unless otherwise noted, tickets are:
$11 General public
$6 Film Center members
$7 All students
$5 SAIC/AIC faculty and staff
Free SAIC students
Organized by the Department of Film, Video, New Media, and Animation in collaboration with the Gene Siskel Film Center and the Video Data Bank, Conversations at the Edge is a dynamic weekly series of screenings, performances, and talks by groundbreaking media artists.
For more than 150 years, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) has been a leader in educating the world’s most influential artists, designers, and scholars. Located in downtown Chicago with a fine arts graduate program consistently ranking among the top programs in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, SAIC provides an interdisciplinary approach to art and design as well as world-class resources, including the Art Institute of Chicago museum, on-campus galleries, and state-of-the-art facilities. SAIC’s undergraduate, graduate, and post-baccalaureate students have the freedom to take risks and create the bold ideas that transform Chicago and the world—as seen through notable alumni and faculty such as Michelle Grabner, David Sedaris, Elizabeth Murray, Richard Hunt, Georgia O’Keeffe, Cynthia Rowley, Nick Cave, Jeff Koons, and LeRoy Neiman.