Exhibitions > Coursework: The 2012 Schiff Foundation Fellowship for Architecture
Coursework: The 2012 Schiff Foundation Fellowship for Architecture
June 2, 2012–September 3, 2012
Founded by Harold Schiff in 1988, the Schiff Foundation Fellowship for Architecture is among the most prestigious prizes for architecture students in the United States. Each year the Illinois Institute of Technology, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and the University of Illinois at Chicago nominate a select group of students to submit projects developed in advanced design studios. The award serves as an important primer for future architectural competitions and has enabled winners to complete graduate degrees, pursue internships at firms around the world, and launch their own architecture offices.
Following in the early 20th-century tradition of annual juried architecture exhibitions at the Art Institute, this presentation of the 2012 submissions to the Schiff Foundation Fellowship is a testament to the vibrant culture of architectural research and education in Chicago. The wide range of approaches to subject matter, research, and presentation in these projects reflects the goals of studio courses at the three schools, while highlighting important contemporary issues in the architectural profession at large. From buildings that respond to local ecology and recent political events, to critical reappraisals of historical districts and architectural styles, these topical proposals explore how architects engage with the world today.
Fa Likitswat. The Gravity of Transformation, 2012.
4 hours 18 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago NOW OPEN—Go
Speed is both a product of modern life and an agent of it. At the turn of the 20th century, new technologies of mobility and transmission—trains, cars, airplanes, radio, film, television, to name only a few—increased the pace of life, collapsing distances between people and places and assaulting the senses.
Go, the second exhibition in the Art Institute’s Modern Series, explores how artists responded to different ways of experiencing and seeing the world in the accelerated modern age—through paintings, sculpture, works on paper, photographs, designed objects, textiles, books, and films.
8 hours 34 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago Happy birthday to Winslow Homer. In 1883 the artist moved to a small coastal village in Maine, where he created a series of paintings of the sea unparalleled in American art. The paintings he created after 1882 focused almost exclusively on humankind’s age-old contest with nature.
In The Herring Net, Homer depicted the heroic efforts of fishermen at their daily work. While one fisherman hauls in the netted and glistening herring, the other unloads the catch. Utilizing the teamwork so necessary for survival, both strive to steady the precarious boat as it rides the incoming swells. Homer’s isolation of these two figures underscores the monumentality of their task: the elemental struggle against a sea that both nurtures and deprives.
See five paintings by Winslow Homer in Gallery 171 of American Art—http://bit.ly/2l89rfx
22 hours 33 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago Put your own creative spin on 30 masterpieces from the Art Institute of Chicago. Our coloring book is now available online at the Museum Shop.