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CAPX Expert Exchange En Español

Giannella Ysasi es gestora cultural con formación en danza clásica e historia del arte, con un interés particular en crear experiencias relevantes y educativas a través del arte y la cultura para y con distintos públicos. Estudió la Maestría en Administración de las artes y políticas culturales en The School of the Art Institute of Chicago y la Licenciatura en Historia del arte en la Universidad Iberoamericana. Actualmente trabaja como Oficial de Diplomacia Pública en la Embajada de Irlanda, México planeando y gestionando el programa de diplomacia cultural México-Irlanda. Desde el año 2020, se desempeña como docente en el Departamento de Arte de la Universidad Iberoamericana. Su experiencia incluye la gestión de exposiciones en instituciones públicas y privadas, educación y mediación en museos, trabajo de archivo y docencia, y diplomacia cultural.

Expert Exchange is a unique opportunity to "ask an expert" your burning career questions. Learn how industry leaders got their start in their field, what zigs and zags their career path took, and what it's really like working in their chosen field. Join us for a conversation (en Español) with Giannella Ysasi Tavano, (2019 MA Arts Administration and Policy) and facilitated by current student and Graduate Coordinator for the FirstGen Fellows Program, Gabriela Trinidad-Pérez.

Zoom for the event:


Welcome and welcome back all international students! We are glad you are here.


Artists and designers are invited to apply to COME|BACK, an online and in-person exhibition that explores the complexities, triumphs, and challenges of our current moment, hosted by the SAIC Wellness Center.

Nearly two years into a pandemic that drastically upended all aspects of life both at SAIC and around the world, elements of life before have returned. Campus buzzes with activity: students pack into elevators, classes tour the Art Institute of Chicago, familiar weekly rhythms reemerge. We’ve come back.

But what does it mean to come back? ...

COME|BACK will exhibit art that addresses the range of emotions and experiences elicited by living through the present. Art provides us with a mode for dwelling in and making sense of the messy, often contradictory nature of everyday life. This exhibition intends to embrace these nuanced responses and manifold perspectives.

COME|BACK is also a beckoning, a call to be together. In whatever way you’re able, please come back. We’ve missed you.


Event: The Library is Lit: Explore the Flaxman Library virtually!

Collaborating with Alexandra from Flaxman to bring all the "hidden gems" the Flaxman Library offered virtually. Join us and learn how to watch movies for free, citing social media in your paper, access CABIN FEVER, take a virtual tour of the Fashion Resource Center, and more!

Date and Time
Friday, September 17 at 8:00 PM CDT


Virtual Event - The Care Fair is a collective effort to build a closer SAIC community by accessibly educating students on how to take care of themselves and support others. This event will be held on Google Hangouts, with multiple "rooms" that can be accessed. We encourage you to visit every one.

More information here:
Thursday, March 25 2021 at 5:00 PM CDT to 6:30 PM CDT


Norouz is approaching less in a week! This historic rite which is celebrating the New Year is observed on 21 March in many countries along the Silk Roads, including Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, India, Iran, Iraq, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.

Art and Technology Studies (ATS) department are arranging a Zoom event with exciting selected musical, vocal performances on this occasion to celebrate the beginning of spring this Friday at 6:00 pm Chicago time. Please feel free to join them!



Due to inclement weather, document drop/off and pick has been canceled on Tuesday, February 16, 2021. If you scheduled an appointment to pick up or drop of a document, an advisor will contact you.


Happy Lunar New Year!

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SAIC Shows (In-Person Event)
Open Through Saturday, February 13
By Appointment Only

Make an appointment to see the following exhibitions, which are currently on view at SAIC Galleries (33 East Washington Street). more info

Reconstructing Care: MAATC Exhibition
Curated by SAIC’s Master of Arts in Art Therapy and Counseling class of 2021, Reconstructing Care challenges current paradigms of care within the field of art therapy and beyond.

Post-Bac Annual
This presentation features the work of students completing the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Studio at SAIC.

More information:


Cross Stitching for Fun (Virtual Event)

Friday, February 5, 4-5pm (Chicago time)

Everyone is welcome to join in an hour of cross stitching for fun! Whether you're new to cross stitch or an expert, come by to chat with others, share your patterns, learn new techniques. Bring a cross stitch to work on or stop by to learn more about it and what you need to start the practice. You can also learn a few basics here ( To join the event click here:


Sweet Greets (In-Person Event)
Weekdays through February 19 - 12:00 p.m. CT
If you are studying on campus this semester, stop by the second floor desk of the LeRoy Neiman Center (37 South Wabash Avenue) for an afternoon treat. Quantities are limited.


Welcome incoming and returning international students! While the campus continues look quite a bit different this semester, we are glad you are here! We cannot wait until we can all be together again! 🤗

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Welcome back international students
International Student Orientation 2010- "No Host" Local Dinners
International Student Orientation 2010- "No Host" Local Dinners
International Student Orientation 2010- Chicago Street Smarts
International Student Orientation 2010- Gallery Crawl
Hear what Ana has to say about Chicago!
International Student Orientation with Lawrence





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