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Jesse Ball, faculty member in the Writing department, discusses his writing process and new book The Divers’ Game in the Chicago Tribune.

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Surrounds: 11 Installations exhibit at MoMA

On October 21, the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) will reopen after a summer-long closure and an ambitious renovation project of its gallery spaces. Among the 10 fall shows opening, Yasmil Raymond (BFA 1999) was an organizer of Surrounds: 11 Installations.

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The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) is pleased to welcome new full-time faculty members who are joining the School. 

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Jesse Ball's The Divers Game

Writing department faculty member Jesse Ball and alum Chris Ware's (SAIC 1991–93, HON 2019) latest works were included on the Chicago Tribune's list of "28 books you need to read now," part of its fall literary preview.

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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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Summer 2019
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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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