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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.

May 17, 2017

Beverage Brewers Dominate Design Challenge

A compact cold-brewer and a tea steeper doubling as a maze caught the attention of two prominent retailers, garnering top awards for Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Designed Objects (AIADO) student Teagan Chatterley (MFA 2018), and recent alum Chantelle Choi (BFA 2017).

May 17, 2017

SAIC Partners with New Coworking Space for Start-ups and Entrepreneurs

SAIC is partnering with Northwestern University, Robert Bosch, and 1871 to help launch the Connectory.

May 16, 2017

Rashid Johnson's New Exhibit Debuts at Milwaukee Art Museum

On June 23, Rashid Johnson (SAIC 2003–04) will open his exhibition Hail We Now Sing Joy at the Milwaukee Art Museum.

May 16, 2017

Sommelier of the Year Awarded to Alum

Art school is where many students develop taste.

May 16, 2017

Politics and Sewing Merge at Faculty Member's Artist-Residency

Lecturer and Fiber and Material Studies alum Aram Han Sifuentes (MFA 2013) is currently an artist-in-residence at the Chicago Cultural Center.

May 12, 2017

Unique Collaboration Showcases Students' Accessory Designs

A recent collaboration with the Ann & Robert H.

May 12, 2017

SAIC Names Dawn Gavin As The Smith-Buonanno Family Director Of Contemporary Practices

CHICAGO—The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), a global leader in art and design education, announced the appointment of Dawn Gavin as the inaugural Smith-Buonanno Family Director of Contemporary Practices.

May 10, 2017

Pagans and Witches Are Focus of Student's New Podcast

Brontë Mansfield (MA 2017) launched her podcast Mystic a mere 10 days ago and it's already garnering praise.

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