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September 28, 2016

“Goat Man” Thomas Thwaites Talks about Life as a Goat

Ever daydream about taking a vacation from the stresses of everyday life…by living as an animal?

September 27, 2016

SAIC Kicks off a New Season of Conversations at the Edge Experimental Media Series

CHICAGO—Beginning September 29, 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 23, 2016

Conversations on Art and Science Kicks off on October 5

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), a global leader in art and design education, announced the line-up of speakers for its Conversations on Art and Science event series.

September 23, 2016

Latoya Ruby Frazier Tackles the Flint Water Crisis

SAIC faculty member and MacArthur Genius Grant recipient Latoya Ruby Frazier (Photography) got behind the lens to tell the story of three generations of women suffering and thriving amid the water crisis in Flint, Michigan. Elle magazine shares the story “of how a town loses a family and a family loses a town” in Frazier’s series, “Flint is Family.” 

September 23, 2016

Alum’s Solar Fabric Research Shines a New Light on Wearable Electronics

Alum Marianne Fairbanks (MFA 2001) has been working with solar-charged objects for many years and is now using her experience to take wearable electronics to the next level.

September 23, 2016

SAIC's Jaclyn Jacunski Profiled in the Chicago Tribune

SAIC might be located in one of the most recognizable skylines in the world, but staff member and alum Jaclyn Jacunski (MFA 2007) is thinking about place in a different way.

September 23, 2016

SAIC’s Eugenia Cheng Talks Creativity and Math on WBEZ

Don’t let the stereotypes fool you; artists can actually enjoy math.

September 23, 2016

SAIC’s Hamza Walker Appointed Executive Director of LAXART

Even though SAIC is in the middle of the U.S., the School’s community still makes a major impact across the country and throughout the world.

September 23, 2016

Poetry by SAIC Faculty Member Featured on Marsalis and Elling Jazz Album

A poem by SAIC faculty member Calvin Forbes (Writing) was recently featured on the jazz album “Upward Spiral” by distinguished vocalist Kurt Elling and tenor saxophonist Branford Marsalis. “Upward Spiral” is now available on iTunes.

September 21, 2016

Faculty Member Anne Elizabeth Moore’s Book Threadbare Looks at the Consequences of Fast Fashion

Bitch Magazine reviewed SAIC faculty member Anne Elizabeth Moore’s graphic novel Threadbare: Clothes, Sex & Trafficking in an article about the consequences of the fashion industry.

September 20, 2016

Chicago Reader: SAIC Students Explore Different Kinds of Blackness in 'De Nue'

The Chicago Reader recently profiled SAIC’s Student Union Gallery’s exhibition, “De Nue,” which runs through September 25 at the LeRoy Neiman Center Gallery and Gallery X. “De Nue” is a pun on the slang term, “dat new new,” and features work from 10 black SAIC students selected by a jury of working artists and curators, which included Faheem Majeed, Aymar Jean Christian, Felicia Mings, and Erica Ross.

September 16, 2016

Newcity: Edra Soto’s Really Good Year

Newcity’s Elliot Reichert recently sat down for a conversation with faculty member and SAIC alum Edra Soto (MFA 2000) for the publication’s annual Art 50 list.

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