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School trip to Perugia and Assisi

The students went to Perugia and Assisi over theis past weekend as an overnight trip, together with our school staff & faculty. They visited the awe-inspiring Basilica di San Francesco, and also got in...

stARTers talk with photographer Robert Pettena...

April 14th, 6 pm, the Siena Art Institute will host a presentation with artist Robert Pettena, part of our weekly series of artists' talks "stARTers: assaggi d'arte."  Roberto Pettena works with photography, ...

Photography excursion, with Prof. Jacqueline...

Our students had a great photography advendure with Prof. Jacqueline Tune, spending the whole day exploring seaside communities and natural settings along the Tuscan coastline!  Despite the chilly weather ...

Creative Writing Day-trip with Prof. Jeff...

Our students from the Creative Writing class, offered in collaboration with the Siena School for Liberal Arts, had a great day exploring the Crete Senesi region with Prof. Jeff Shapiro!

Snapshots from Mid-Term Open Studio Event

A few snapshots from last night's event, featuring work from our spring semester students! We were also very honored to have the painter Michele Tocca as our guest artist, leading a presentation as part...

April 7 stARTers presentation with musicologist...

Tuesday April 7, musicologist Prof. Guido Burchi will continue his cycle of presentations on Russian Opera in the 19th century, focusing for this talk on "The Group of Five."  This event is part of our ...

March 24 Student Open Studio, plus Artist's...

The stARTers speaker on March 24 at 6 pm will be Michele Tocca, a painter born in 1983 outside or Rome, who has exhibited recently at the Fuoricampo gallery in Siena, as part of the "Allegory" exhibition ...

March 17, artist talk by Concetta Modica,...

Concetta Modica, visual artist, who works with sculpture as well as other media such as video and installation, will lead an artist's talk Tuesday March 17, 6 pm, hosted by the Contrada of the Leocorno,...

Looking ahead to Ellen Driscoll's Fall 2015...

We are looking ahead to Ellen Driscoll's upcoming Fall 2015 Project Fellowship.  Ellen Driscoll’s work encompasses sculpture, drawing, and public art installation. Recent large scale installations include "N...

Latvian writer Janis Jonevs selected as September...

Janis Jonevs is an emerging writer, born in 1980 in Latvia.  In 2004 he received his Master of Arts in Theory of Culture at the Latvian Academy of Culture.  He has gone on to pursue a career in writing a...

Angie Cruz selected as Writer-in-Residence...

Writer Angie Cruz has been selected as the Siena Art Institute's upcoming July 2015 resident.  Angie Cruz is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Pittsburgh and is the author of two no...

Elaine Tin Nyo selected as June 2015 Resident...

The Siena Art Institute's June 2015 Resident Artist will be Elaine Tin Nyo. Born in Burma, she is currently based in Harlem, New York. Using performance, video, photography, cooking and writing, she r...

Spring Artist Talks in Contrada Neighborhood...

For our spring 2015 season of our weekly series of artists' talks "stARTers: assaggi d'arte" we are very pleased to have two presentations by "contrade" neighborhood groups in Siena.  Our March 3rd talk ...

"The Way We Live Now" exhibit at Harvard's...

If you are near Harvard, check out the current exhibit at the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, "The Way We Live Now, Modernist Ideologies at Work" on view through April 5 including the work of Amy...

Spring 2015 Calendar for stARTers: assaggi...

See below for the calendar overview of the spring 2015 season for our weekly series of artists' talks, stARTers: assaggi d'arte.  For full details, visit our stARTers page.  

January 2015 Course with SAIC students

We had a fantastic group of students from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago with us here at the Siena Art Institute for an intensive January-term course, "Living the Past in the Present: the Art...

Orientamenti project

ORIENTamenti: Reshaping Past Traditions is a project promoted by the Siena Art Institute (SART) in collaboration with the Sienese Museums Foundation, the City of Colle Val d’Elsa and the Islamic Cultur...

ORIZZONTE SIENA: End-of-Semester exhibit...

Preparations are underway for the Siena Art Institute's End-of-Semester exhibit, which will open on Saturday Dec 13. Check out the Art and Society class blog for some snapshots of the final projects that...
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Sart life

  • Promo Siena Art Institute

  • Student Experiences - Fall 2015 (Michalis Fountedakis, Themis Istatiadis)

  • Angela Dufresne - Visiting Artist, january 2015

  • Brandeis in Siena