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Dmitry Samarov. Courtesy of Terrence Antonio James for "Chicago Tribune"

Dmitry Samarov (BFA 1993) was recently profiled in the Chicago Tribune. 

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Top row: Jerry Brennan, Donald G. Evans, Eric Kissamer. Bottom row: Eileen Favorite, Ruben Quesada, Elizabeth Metzger-Sampson

Newcity's 2019 "Lit 50" list includes several SAIC community members.

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“Scarecrow” (2018) by Every house has a door, directed by Lin Hixson, performed at Alfred ve dvore Theatre, Prague, Czech Republic. Left to right: Matthew Goulish, Essi Kausalainen/Photo: Vojtech Brtnický.

Professor Lin Hixson (Performance) and Adjunct Professor Matthew Goulish (Writing), founding members of the performance art group Goat Island, were featured

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David Sedaris (BFA 1987)

David Sedaris (BFA 1987) was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

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"The Sea & Poison" was Goat Island's sixth full-length piece.

goat island archive—we have discovered the performance by making it, an exhibit and accompanying performances which pay homage to the performance ar

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A look at the Sidney R. Yates Gallery which has been made to feel like Goat Island’s Lincoln Park-based church gym rehearsal space.

Associate Professor of Historic Preservation and cocurator of goat island archive—we have discovered the performance by making it, 

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Halle Butler, photo courtesy of Miranda Barnes via "The Cut"

Halle Butler's (BFA 2008) recently published second novel The New Me and her 2017 debut novel, Jillian, which landed her a place on Granta's list of Best of Young American Novelists, were the subject of an article in the Cut. 

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SAIC Shows

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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F Newsmagazine, SAIC's student-run publication received numerous awards from the 2018–19 Illinois College Press Association contest. 

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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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SAIC's Bio Art Lab is turning poems into viruses and mutating the medium of traditional art.

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