SACI is delighted to announce the launch of SACI’s new visual identity. This has been a remarkable journey to explore how we can improve the way we tell SACI’s unique story. Embedded in this new identity is a subtle name change, marking the next important step toward our future with a 42-year history of educating artists in Florence, Italy. Building on a community of over 11,000 alumni, we want to continue to be the premier institution for study in art and design in Italy.
Our new visual identity is an embodiment of our artistic culture and our images are from our alumni community, and our faculty. We are so proud of the artistic achievements and the quality of education we provide to our students, we realized there could be no better way to show this than through our multi-media.
Although the “SACI” acronym remains, we are now called Studio Arts College International recognizing our degree-granting status with the new banner line College of Art and Design which underscores the importance of the inclusion of design.
In addition to our roll-out, I have important news highlights that I am excited to share with you: As of this September, Filipe Rocha da Silva, a well-known artist and educator, will be the new director of our MFA in Studio Art program. We are thrilled and honored to have him join us. We are also very pleased to announce that Racini Andres has joined SACI as our new Director of Admissions in New York. Racini comes to us from Sotheby’s Institute of Art, and previously worked as an administrator at Parsons New School. Racini is also an artist, and will help SACI develop a more visible and active recruitment office in the heart of Manhattan. We are considering opening a SACI gallery space in NY to provide our alumni and faculty an opportunity to showcase their work.
One of SACI’s most important objectives is to integrate with the Italian society and particularly its institutions and advocates of art and design. SACI has for many years contributed to the Italian community through philanthropic art collaborations with a range of community institutions including hospitals and chapels. Our students are given the unique opportunity to interact with the community in a meaningful way and gain immediate hands-on experience. We have established partnerships with major museums in Florence including the Galleria dell’ Accademia, the Bargello Museum and we are collaboration with the local city government at the Palazzo Vecchio. We will be conducting studios and case studies for our students on a range of real and immediate challenges facing these museums, including improving museum visitor’s experience and enhancing the museum’s visual identities. In this way students will not just be learning inside their classrooms but have the unique opportunity to engage in real-life challenges with major institutions of art that house some of the most important artworks in the world.
There are too many exciting developments to share with you in this one announcement, but we will conclude by sharing one more piece of news about an important symposium we are hosting in November at SACI called “From Galileo to Mars.” This symposium will be coinciding with our annual SACI Consortium meeting which we host in Florence as a forum for SACI’s institutional partners to share ways to improve our educational offerings. The symposium will have world renowned scientists and astronauts from NASA including Deputy Administrator, Dr. Dava Newman, sharing a roundtable with world-renowned artists and designers to explore how science and art can be symbiotic, and how scientists and artists can collaborate in much more meaningful ways to innovate and solve challenging problems creatively.
We are excited and inspired to share our new visual identity as a symbol of fresh beginnings at SACI, building on a solid foundation of excellence as one of the premier art and design colleges in Italy. Please join me on this inspirational journey of new discoveries as SACI continues to remain steadfastly focused on providing a profound and lasting education for our students.
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