This month, we bring you the stories of alumni who demonstrate our Core Value “We Make History,” including Leon Golub and the Monster Roster and New York Times–bestselling author Sarah Vowell. You will also find a history of design at SAIC and an oral history of one of our most avant-garde departments: Art and Technology Studies. These stories and more are featured in E+D magazine and the 150th Anniversary website, where you can also share your stories, memories, and photos.
For 150 years, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) has been a leader in educating the world's most influential artists, designers, and scholars. Located in downtown Chicago with a fine arts graduate program ranked number two by U.S. News and World Report, SAIC provides an interdisciplinary approach to art and design as well as world-class resources, including the Art Institute of Chicago museum, on-campus galleries, and state-of-the-art facilities. SAIC's undergraduate, graduate, and post-baccalaureate students have the freedom to take risks and create the bold ideas that transform Chicago and the world—as seen through notable alumni and faculty such as Michelle Grabner, David Sedaris, Elizabeth Murray, Richard Hunt, Georgia O'Keeffe, Cynthia Rowley, Nick Cave, and LeRoy Neiman.