UIC School of Art

The UIC School of Art and Art History has partnered with Mana Contemporary to build an innovative off-campus center for education and production

UIC’s Mana Contemporary Chicago spaces include a workshop for classes and lectures; Maker Space for 3D printing, CNC router and laser cutting; and The Donald Young Artists’ Library, a resource for students, artists in the building, and the public. The venerated program will join other organizations in what promises to be a hub of creative activity and learning.

The School of Art and Art History unites the theory, practice and history of the visual arts into an interwoven curriculum designed to produce practitioners who have a strong knowledge of the historical and theoretical underpinnings of their art, alongside historians and theorists who have an equally strong understanding of visual culture and the creative practice that produces significant work.


Civilian Defense installation on display at Vanabbe Museum, Dan Peterman
Jesse Seay Knitted Volume Meter. Photo by David Ettinger