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.
7 hours 32 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago NOW OPEN—Rodney McMillian: a great society
Our latest exhibition in the Modern Wing represents the last decade of the artist’s work in video. Grappling with the complexities of class, race, and place in America, Rodney McMillian employs elements of performance, public speaking, oral history—and his interest in the science fiction genre—to expose the social and psychological consequences of economic inequality, endemic racism, and the failed promise of freedom and prosperity for all of its citizens. While McMillian's work engages the often stark realities of history and contemporary culture, it is motivated by the potential for alternative realities and future transformation.
See Rodney McMillian: a great society on view in the Modern Wing through March 26.
9 hours 53 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago Chicago Stock Exchange Trading Room
$10 per member
Grab your yoga mat and come dressed to stretch. Only members get this unique opportunity to do yoga in the museum. All experience levels are welcome.
Please bring your own mat. Enter at the Columbus Drive Entrance, 230 S. Columbus Drive.
11 hours 21 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago NOW OPEN—Natural Allusions
For Chinese painters, images of plants and animals could convey human aspirations, seasonal themes, or wishes for well-being and good fortune. This focused exhibition features 17th- and 18th-century handscrolls reflecting a variety of artistic traditions as well as a selection of round, handled fans made for wealthy and fashionable men and women of 19th-century Shanghai.