2020 Summer Institute


As many of you know, communities around the globe are facing unprecedented challenges as the coronavirus continues to spread. It remains our goal to take the necessary, active steps to confront this public health threat and manage our risks.

As a result, we needed to make a difficult decision. In light of the uncertainty of the coronavirus situation, and in the best interests of the health and safety of all parties involved,we have decided to cancel the Summer Institute on Contemporary Art for summer 2020.

We realize this is disappointing news and understand many of you were looking forward to our professional development workshops this summer. We will use this hiatus to organize a robust Summer Institute on Contemporary Art in 2021.

We are exploring online alternatives to SICA 2020 and will share an update as soon as we can.

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SICA is possible thanks to the generous financial gifts from the Brown Family, Harold & Susan Quinque, Friends of the Palmer Museum of Art, and the School of Visual Arts.


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