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July 18, 2017

Chancellor Massey to Serve as the New Chair of the City Colleges of Chicago Board of Trustees

Mayor Rahm Emanuel today announced the appointment of Walter E.

July 17, 2017

Alum's Video at the International Museum of Surgical Science

Vincent Tiley's (MFA 2013) new video installation, Material Eyes, was recently on display in the third-floor screening room of the International Museum of Surgical Science.

July 17, 2017

Martine Syms Profiled in the New Yorker

The New Yorker recently published a profile of SAIC alum Martine Syms (BFA 2007), in which she discusses, variously, inspiration behind the works featured in Projects 106 (her first US solo museum exhibition, on display through July 16 at the MoMA), growing up in Los Angeles, brief stints in branding, and above all else what it means to accomplish what she has while navigating the world as a Black woman.

July 14, 2017

Alum Expands Her Feminist Clothing Platform

Amanda Brinkman (MA 2010), a graduate of the School’s Visual and Critical Studies department and co-founder of art nonprofit Pelican Bomb, recieved widespread recognition when she created T-shirts emblazoned with the phrase “Nasty Woman,” in the wake of the October presidential debate.

July 14, 2017

Chicago Torture Justice Memorials is one of 2017's Artist as Activist Fellows

The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation’s Artist as Activist Fellowship is designed to provide support to independent artists and art collectives working to highlight and combat social justice issues through a range of mediums.

June 30, 2017

Gothic Goads Art Swap with Whitney

With a retrospective of alum Grant Wood (SAIC 1913–16) to end all Grant Wood retrospectives planned for this upcoming March, the Whitney Museum of American Art has been busy compiling murals, book illustrations, and decorated objects to accompany the artist's oil paintings, reports the New York Times. Still, one thing is missing.

June 23, 2017

Tribune Discusses David Sedaris' Origins, Diaries

SAIC Writing alum David Sedaris (BFA 1987) may be a household name now, but that wasn't always the case. As John Warner at the Chicago Tribune points out, the acclaimed essayist arrived in Chicago from Raleigh, NC pie-eyed and aimless.

June 6, 2017

Camera Lucida in the 21st Century

Associate Professor Pablo Garcia, who teaches in the School's Contemporary Practices and Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Designed Objects departments, has managed to raise over $300,000 dollars in a Kickstarter campaign for his revival of a famed 19th century optical device.

May 30, 2017

Gene Siskel Film Center Named Influential Theater

Movie Maker named SAIC’s Gene Siskel Film Center (GSFC) one of four institutions that have shaped independent film for decades.

May 26, 2017

Newcity: SAIC Is Lit

Newcity's Lit 50 issue is out, with several SAIC alumni and faculty members making the list. Quraysh Ali Lansana, a member of SAIC's Writing faculty, was honored, along with Project Manager Fabiola Ramirez, for his work as artistic director for OMB100, a multi-event celebration commemorating the centenary of famed Chicago poet Gwendolyn Brooks.

May 25, 2017

Chancellor Walter Massey Receives Honorary Degree From Harvard University

CHICAGO–School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) Chancellor Walter Massey was presented with an honorary Doctor of Laws degree by Harvard University during its 366th Commencement exercises today. Massey was recognized for his contributions to the fields of higher education and science. This is Massey’s 41st honorary degree. Harvard first awarded an honorary degree to George Washington in 1776 and has since bestowed similar awards upon luminaries in all areas of human endeavor.

May 23, 2017

Fashion Design Alumni Construct Nonbinary Collections

Liberation and inclusion were the prominent themes of SAIC's 2017 Fashion Show, as many students sought to channel the sociopolitcal atmosphere in their creative practices.

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