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Announcing 2019 Pratt Residencies

We are very happy to be continuing our residency partnership with Pratt Fine Arts, co-sponsored by Pratt Institute’s School of Art and School of Design. Having hosted Pratt artists Susan Ciancolo and Nat Meade a...

Expanding to new location June 2019!

We are very excited to announce that the Siena Art Institute will be expanding to a new location here in Siena beginning in June 2019!   Our new building will be located right alongside Siena's historic ...

Visit to the Lupa Contrada

Today we had the wonderful opportunity to visit different artistic spaces in the Lupa Contrada, the neighborhood of the She-wolf here in the historic center of Siena. We visited the Museo D'Inverno, a...

StARTers with artist Adrian Paci 26 Feb

Tuesday Feb 26th at 6pm for StARTers: Assaggi d'arte artist Adrian Paci will trace the boundaries of his path at the center of the contemporary art scene. Among his themes: travel, exile, migrations. The eve...

Cantiere Patrimonio exhibition on view through...

Don’t miss out on Cantiere Patrimonio exhibition! The last day to check it out will be on February 28th. Construction of the Heritage Site: forms and materials for the new generations, from the ideas to...

Recent activities on Art & Society class...

To catch up on our Spring 2019 students' recent activities, visit the Art & Society class blog www.sienaart.org This afternoon architect Annunziata de Comite led a presentation on the Siena-based project...

Writer's Talk with Caoilinn Hughes 19 Feb

Tuesday 19 February 2019 - 6pm Irish writer, Caoilinn Hughes, in residence at the Siena Art Institute for the month of February, opens the calendar of StARTers - Assaggi d'arte 2019. She will read some ...

Visiting artisanal book-binding studio

Our study abroad student met artisan Piergiorgio Bertolozzi Caredio at his studio Sator Print, specializing in making and restoring hand-crafted books, prints, manuscripts, etc. as well as beautiful examples ...

Ancient books at Siena's City Archives

Our study abroad students had the opportunity to visit the City Archives of Siena to see highlights of their collection, including ancient books and scrolls.  The space itself makes palpable the volume ...

Tempo Zulu walk with Bernardo Giorgi

This morning artist Bernardo Giorgi took our students on a walk to discover some of the stones of the Tempo Zulu project.  For more info on these site-specific interventions in the streets of Siena, visit ...

Visiting exhibition at Spaziosiena

Today we visited the current contemporary art exhibition at Spaziosiena, "Forme Instabili" with our study abroad students from Siena Art Institute & Siena School for Liberal Arts. A really interesting explora...

Meeting master stone-carver Maestro Frati

We had the very special experience to meet master stone-carver Maestro Frati and to see his studio space in front of Siena's synagogue, just around the corner from Piazza del Campo. Maestro Frati is truly...

Studio visits with Sienese artisans

This evening we were able to see the fascinating studio of multi-media artist and metalsmith Laura Brocchi, whose family comes from many generations of Sienese metalsmiths. Yesterday our study abroad students g...

Exploring the cabinets of curiosities at...

Just down the block from the Siena Art Institute here in the city’s historic center, we visited the Fisiocritici Museum to explore their cabinets of curiosities.  The Accademia de’ Fisiocritici was founde...

Exploring local traditions & crafts at the...

Today we visited the Tartuca Contrada Museum, exploring local traditions and crafts, and learning about the history of our neighborhood.  Our special guide was architect Annunziata de Comite, who was ...

City Arts Open Day 6 Feb

It is crucial to the mission of the Siena Art Institute Onlus to serve as a resource for our local community. Throughout the year, we offer a variety of City Arts Programs for children and adults.   Arte, ar...

Nicoletta Di Gaetano - Weaver

"Weaving allows me to use linguistic codes. Humans have always represented our origins and our symbologies through a visual language: a visual communication made up of full and empty spaces that draw ...

Looking ahead to Spring Semester 2019, beginning...

We are looking ahead to the start of our Spring 2019 semester, which will begin on Thursday January 24th and will run through May 17th!   Detailed information about our spring calendar can be found o...

Exploring Sienese Geology with SAIC students

Exploring the many layers of Sienese geology with geologist Prof. Marco Giamello and his colleages the University of Siena's Department of Physical, Earth and Environmental Sciences with our winter-term study abr...

SAIC Students Visiting the Crete Senesi

We spent a beautiful day in the Crete Senesi with the students and faculty from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago's First-Year Scholars Program, hosted by the Siena Art Institute for their winter-term...
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