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Beginning March 9, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), a global leader in art and design education, kicks off a host of exciting year-end even

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Clockwise from left: Sam Falls (courtesy Brand New Gallery); Tatyana Fazlalizadeh (photo by Teddy Wachholz); Martine Syms (courtesy The Broad); Kameelah Janan Rasheed (courtesy Pinchuk Foundation); Sadie Barnette (courtesy the artist); and Lu Yang

artnet News asked more than 30 professors teaching contemporary art at some of the top university art history and MFA programs across the country to find out who they thought groundbreaking millennial artists were, and Martine Syms (BFA 2007) made the list.

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Newcity's Design Hall of Fame 2019

Newcity released its annual Design 50 list along with a special Design Hall of Fame, honoring those who drive the creation of form, function, and beauty.

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SAIC was named the top producer of Fulbright US Students for special focus four-year institutions for 2018–19 with six awardees, reports the Chronicle of Higher Education

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Pictured doors of Sector 2337

Caroline Picard (MFA 2010) recently shut the doors of the Logan Square bookstore, gallery, and performing arts space Sector 2337. 

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Professor David Getsy has been highlighted by the New York Times for his curation of the show Rubbish and Dreams: The Genderqueer Performance Art of Stephen Varble at Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art in Manhattan.

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Photo courtesy of Deladus Foundation

SAIC's Goldabelle McComb Finn Distinguished Professor of Art History David Getsy recieved a senior fellowship from the Dedalus Foundation for his project Queer Behavior: Scott Burton’s Postminimalism and Performance in the 1970s.

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Octavia Butler's book Parable of the Sower is the inspiration behind Take Root Among the Stars: The Legacy of Octavia Butler, Surviving the 21st Century and Beyond the professional practices course taught by Adjunct Assistant Professor of Art History, Theory, and Criticism D. Denenge Duyst-Akpem (MFA 2004). 

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SAIC Professor Romi Crawford was awarded the 2018 Jean Goldman Book Prize. 

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"How to Be an Artist" by art critic and SAIC alum Jerry Saltz (SAIC 1970–75, HON 2008) is the cover story of the latest issue of New York magazine. 

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Mary Jane Jacob, professor in the Department of Sculpture and director of the Institute for Curatorial Research and Practice at SAIC has released a new book

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SAIC Fiber and Material Studies Professor Anne Wilson and alum Shannon Stratton (MFA 2003, MA 2008) were recently featured in an Artsy article on the line between art and furniture. 

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