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An Accelerated History of Murals 1970s to Present Day

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Weekend Workshop: Public Art in Chicago: An Accelerated History of Murals 1970s to Present Day


This course o will focus on a selection of public art projects created in Chicago by the Chicago Mural Group in the 1970s to the most recent murals installed on the BLine in the West Loop neighborhood. The two-day workshop will combine lecture-style presentations accompanied by two mural tours, lead in partnership with Chicago Public Art Group and the BLine organizers in Hyde Park and in the West Loop respectively. Course participants will receive an accelerated historical narrative of public art created during this time period as well as an opportunity to learn about emerging public artists.

A leader in educating artists, designers, and scholars since 1866, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) offers nationally accredited degree programs as well as Continuing Studies programs for adults and children, ages 4-18. Considered one of the most influential art and design schools in the world, SAIC has continuing studies programs available to all skill levels. Students develop their creative and critical abilities while working with renowned faculty, utilizing state-of-the-art resources, and visiting the breath-taking galleries at the Art Institute of Chicago.

Class Starting Saturday, May 16

2 sessions

  • Saturday, May 16, 10:00AM- 4:00PM
  • Sunday, May 17, 10:00AM- 4:00PM

Building and room: MacLean 501
Course number 1160

The class identified is made available through CourseHorse, a 3rd party marketplace for Art History classes and more. Groupon is not affiliated with or sponsored by the merchant, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, in connection with this offer. Please contact Groupon customer service for all inquiries related to this offer. Inquiries placed to CourseHorse will be directed back to Groupon.

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Weekend Workshop: Public Art in Chicago: An Accelerated History of Murals 1970s to Present Day


This course o will focus on a selection of public art projects created in Chicago by the Chicago Mural Group in the 1970s to the most recent murals installed on the BLine in the West Loop neighborhood. The two-day workshop will combine lecture-style presentations accompanied by two mural tours, lead in partnership with Chicago Public Art Group and the BLine organizers in Hyde Park and in the West Loop respectively. Course participants will receive an accelerated historical narrative of public art created during this time period as well as an opportunity to learn about emerging public artists.

A leader in educating artists, designers, and scholars since 1866, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) offers nationally accredited degree programs as well as Continuing Studies programs for adults and children, ages 4-18. Considered one of the most influential art and design schools in the world, SAIC has continuing studies programs available to all skill levels. Students develop their creative and critical abilities while working with renowned faculty, utilizing state-of-the-art resources, and visiting the breath-taking galleries at the Art Institute of Chicago.

Class Starting Saturday, May 16

2 sessions

  • Saturday, May 16, 10:00AM- 4:00PM
  • Sunday, May 17, 10:00AM- 4:00PM

Building and room: MacLean 501
Course number 1160

The class identified is made available through CourseHorse, a 3rd party marketplace for Art History classes and more. Groupon is not affiliated with or sponsored by the merchant, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, in connection with this offer. Please contact Groupon customer service for all inquiries related to this offer. Inquiries placed to CourseHorse will be directed back to Groupon.

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Promotional value expires May 17, 2020.
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