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September 20, 2017

The School of the the Art Institute of Chicago Kicks Off a New Season of Conversations at the Edge Experimental Media Series

CHICAGO—Beginning October 12, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s (SAIC) critically acclaimed series Conversations at the Edge will host a distinguished lineup of screenings, performances and talks by groundbreaking artists who exemplify the boundary-blurring nature of experimental media.

September 19, 2017

The Reader Spotlights "The Serenity of Madness"

Describing Apichatpong Weerasethakul (MFA 1998, HON 2011) as "one of the most important filmmakers working today," the Chicago Reader reflects on his show The Serenity of Madness, now on display at the Sullivan Galleries.

September 19, 2017

Alum Fights Misogyny with Jewelry

Alum Maya Varadaraj (MDes 2017) is using glass bangles as weapons against patriarchy.

September 19, 2017

Artist Pedro Reyes To Reproduce His Work, “Palas Por Pistolas” (Guns Into Shovels), In North Lawndale

CHICAGO–The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), a global leader in art and design education, announced a partnership with artist Pedro Reyes to reproduce his work, “Palas por pistolas” (Guns into Shovels), in the city’s North Lawndale neighborhood on September 23.

September 15, 2017

SAIC Highlighted in EXPO Press

The School's faculty, alumni, and student participation at EXPO CHICAGO were much talked about in the event's press coverage.

September 15, 2017

Art, Chicago Style

Despite a Picasso at Daley Plaza, a Calder in front of the Federal Building, and a Miro in the plaza of the Brunswick Building, Chicago Sun-Times columnist Neil Steinberg doesn't immediately think artists living and working in the city when he pictures it in his mind.

September 14, 2017

Professor Discusses His Brewery Passion Project

Professor Shawn Decker of the School’s Sound and Art and Technology Studies departments recently sat down for an interview with the The Hop Review about the evolution of his Evanston-based brewery, Sketchbook Brewing Co.  From Kickstarter campaign to full-blown neighborhood watering hole, Decker’s brewery has managed to overcome some of the community's initial hesitancy (left over from Evanston’s legacy as one of the last holdouts of the Prohibition) to provide a unique, sustainable craft beer option to local residents. 

September 14, 2017

Fall into Art: SAIC Alumni at EXPO

A look at SAIC alumni participation at this year's EXPO CHICAGO. 

September 14, 2017

HEED Award Recognizes School's Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

For the fourth year in a row, SAIC received the 2017 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT into Diversity magazine, a national honor recognizing US colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion.

September 12, 2017

SAIC's Photo Department Sweeps Artadia Awards

Artadia, the national not-for-profit supporting visual artists with unrestricted, merit-based awards, announced that its Chicago winners are both faculty members of the School. Rashayla Marie Brown (BFA 2015), program mentor of SAIC's Photography department, joins Professor Claire Pentecost in accepting $10,000 awards from Artadia, and other ongoing benefits. 

September 11, 2017

Roger Brown's Work to Be Brought to the Forefront

The works of the late Roger Brown, who received his BFA in 1968 and MFA in 1970 from SAIC, have garnered major interest from Chicago gallery owner Kavi Gupta. “Since Brown's passing, his career didn't continue like it should have," Gupta says.

September 11, 2017

Sanford Biggers Featured in Architectural Digest

Sanford Biggers (MFA 1999) was recently interviewed in Architectural Digest. "I consider myself a late collaborator, working with this patchwork that goes over a span of decades and generations," Biggers says of his practice.

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