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Resurrecting the Dead

For her Art History thesis, an SAIC graduate student restages an obscure, yet pivotal moment in Japan’s cultural history.

Sarah Vowell (MA 1999): Distinguished Alumni Lecture Series

SAIC alum Sarah Vowell (MA 1999) is a New York Times–bestselling author of six nonfiction books on American history and culture.

Anthropological Art Historian

Whitney Halstead (BFA 1949, MFA 1954) was an art historian, educator, critic, author, artist, alum, and beloved instructor at SAIC.

Lively Lecturer

Robert Loescher (1937–2007) was a well–known art historian, beloved educator, and lively lecturer who taught at SAIC from 1972–2006.

Art Historian Extraordinaire

Helen Gardner (1878–1946), influential art historian and SAIC professor, authored art history's seminal textbook.

The Artist’s Art Historian

Kathleen Blackshear was an influential artist and teacher who inspired generations of SAIC students.