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 Sandra Thompson is the Operations, Receiving, and Mail Center Manager in the Department of Protection Services. What path brought you to the Art Institute?My sister, Shirley, started here as an accounting clerk. She called me one day—29...
The artistic legacy of William Bonnell (1804–1865) can be measured by only 30 existing paintings. Nothing is known about his artistic training, though his style bears all the marks of someone who is mostly self-taught: naïvete, spareness,...
The practice of branding has been around for thousands of years in the form of watermarks on paper, trademarks on products, hallmarks on precious metals, and of course actual brands burned into the hides of livestock. Initially intended to...
AstrolabeMain.jpg Today, it can take a major cosmic event like a total solar eclipse to get people to pay attention to the sky, but centuries ago, the positions of the sun, moon, stars, and planets played a major role in day-to...
IMG_9845.jpg It’s hard to conceive of the idea of anonymity nowadays. Even if you refuse to interact with social media, you might still appear in someone’s photos and be tagged, becoming a searchable entity—especially if you...