Kanye West wants to teach art courses in Chicago
Kanye West is ready to take on a new career: teaching. The artist took to Twitter to share some news with his 28.3 million followers: he will be teaching two courses: one at the Art Institute of Chicago and one at the American Academy of Art. Before students eagerly jump online to search for the courses, note that no progress has officially been made.
The Art Institute of Chicago told The Fader, “We’re flattered that Mr. West would have an interest in teaching emerging artists and designers at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago; however, Mr. West is not currently teaching at SAIC, and at this time, there are no plans for him to do so.”
A rep for the American Academy of Art states the same: “The folks at the American Academy of Art said there are no current plans for Kanye to speak or teach at the institution. That doesn’t mean they wouldn’t talk to him about the idea, but no discussions about the topic (or any) have transpired in the recent past.”
I will teach a course at the Art Institute of Chicago and the American Academy of Art
— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) September 10, 2018
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